Six individuals have been arrested on drug charges, due to reports to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, from concerned citizens.

Six individuals have been arrested on drug charges, due to reports to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, from concerned citizens.

The Vernon Parish Narcotics Task Force received information from residents during Community Outreach Program Town Hall meetings in April. This information alerted agents to suspicious activity, and eventually arrests, in the area of Red Cut Hill Road in the Hicks Community.

On Monday, agents with the Vernon Parish Narcotics Task Force, along with officers from the VPSO Criminal Patrol team, actively patrolled the Red Cut Hill Road area. They initiated several traffic stops in that area, three of which turned into arrests--

Shane David Dailey, age 33, of Leesville, charged with one count of proper equipment required on vehicles, one count of open container, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count of possession of a schedule II narcotic (methamphetamine).

Nathan Trey Boswell, age 20, of Leesville, charged with one count of Driving Left of Center, one count of No / Expired MVI, and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Krystal Lynn Johnson, age 37, of Leesville, charged with one count of no license plate light and one count of possession of a schedule II narcotic (methamphetamine).

Agents obtained a search warrant for the residence of Justin Ryan Goodwin and Katherine Goodwin, on Red Cut Hill Road. Three arrests were made during the course of the search--

Justin Ryan Goodwin, age 36, of Leesville, was arrested and charged with one count of possession of a cchedule II narcotic (methamphetamine), and one count of possession of a schedule I narcotic (LSD).

Katherine Celeste Goodwin, age 31, of Leesville, was arrested and charged with one count of possession of a schedule II narcotic (methamphetamine).

Jonathan Theron Hall, age 33, was arrested and charged with one count of possession of a legend drug (Seroquel) and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

All six individuals remain in VPSO jail, and bond as not been set for any of them.

Sheriff Craft encourages citizens to continue to report suspicious activity to VPSO.