LSP investigates drug trafficking; finds drugs, guns & $30k

Published 12:10 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2022

St. Joseph – In the summer of 2018, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Monroe Field Office (LSP MFO), Tensas Parish Sheriff’s Office, Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began a drug investigation into a drug trafficking organization in and around Tensas Parish. This collaborative investigation has resulted in the arrest of 40-year-old Andrea Bass and the issuance of arrest warrants for 42-year-old Donald Pollard and 42-year-old Adrien M. Brown.
Last week, Troopers and other law enforcement officers furthered their investigation into Bass. As a result of law enforcement’s observations and information obtained, Bass was arrested. As the investigation continued, Troopers obtained a search warrant for a residence in St. Joseph. The search warrant lead to the discovery of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, crack cocaine, two pistols, and approximately $30,000.
Bass has been booked into the Tensas Parish Jail for possession of a CDS I (controlled dangerous substance) with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of a CDS I (controlled dangerous substance) with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a CDS II (controlled dangerous substance) with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a CDS II (controlled dangerous substance) with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, operation of a clandestine lab, transactions involving drug proceeds, cruelty to juveniles, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS (controlled dangerous substance), and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
An arrest warrant was obtained for Brown, for the same state charges in which Bass was booked. Brown has also been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Pollard was arrested by Tensas Parish Sheriff’s Office on April 15, 2022 for a federal indictment warrant.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. Additional arrests are likely. No further information is available at this time
If you know where Adrien M. Brown may be located the Louisiana State Police online reporting system is available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link or call Crime Stoppers 318-388-2274.
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