BOGALUSA MAN ARRESTED
LARGE QUANTITY OF METH SEIZED
Armed with a search warrant, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, accompanied by agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, searched a Bogalusa residence at 802 Avenue C on March 20. Slightly less than one kilo of methamphetamine was seized, along with a smaller amount of marijuana. The resident, Aaron Bertram Johnson, 42, was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail.
Johnson was placed in jail charged with one count of distribution of Schedule One drugs, two counts of distribution of Schedule Two drugs, criminal neglect of family (non-support) and failure to honor a written promise. He was released on March 23 after posting a $111,000 bond.
This is Johnson’s third Washington Parish arrest. The first arrest was in February, 2008, when he was charged with criminal damage to property. He was released the same day after posting a $5,000 bond. In July, 2015, he was arrested for resisting arrest by fleeing from officers, having an open container in his vehicle and failure to honor a written promise. He stayed in jail three days before posting a $1,000 bond for his release.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “Once again we combined with our Drug Enforcement Administration partners to remove a drug dealer from the streets of our parish. Good investigative work developed enough evidence to obtain the search warrant and to shut down Mr. Johnson’s illegal drug operation. Good job, Drug Task Force and DEA. I am so pleased with all you are doing for our parish.”