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Drug bust nets arrest of former Shreveport mayoral candidate

These days, it seems almost anyone could be involved with meth -- or at least suspected of it. The drug has gained a big following, especially in rural areas, and is seen by some as an easy way to earn cash. This has increased the scrutiny of law enforcement officers, who often embark on undercover investigations to arrest people suspected of drug manufacturing or drug possession.

Recently, a man in Shreveport who once came up short in a bid to become that city's mayor found himself the subject of this branch of criminal law. After a month-long investigation, officials there arrested the man and said they seized significant amounts of meth, as well as marijuana, hydrocodone pills and a handgun.

The man was arrested after he was alleged to have sold 48 grams of meth to an undercover agent at his place of business, which is an architectural and planning firm that the man owns. Another person at the business was arrested at the same time and charged with intent to distribute narcotics.

The former candidate lost his run for the mayorship of Shreveport in 1998, in his early 40s. The man is now in his late 50s; he was booked into a local correctional center upon his arrest, as was the other man at the business.

A case such as this one shows how almost anyone can find himself or herself running afoul of the law. Anyone who is facing criminal charges, particularly drug charges, may wish to consult with an experienced Louisiana criminal defense attorney.

Source: KSLA-TV, "Former mayoral candidate facing drug charges following search of Shreveport business," Carolyn Roy, Nov. 5, 2013

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