SPRINGHILL — Two north Webster Parish men most likely didn’t have a peaceful and restful holiday season after both were taken to the parish jail on drug related charges just two days before Thanksgiving.
North Webster Narcotic Task Force agents reportedly nabbed Springhill residents Clifton Brady Lindsey, 34, and Larry Dean Spurlin, Jr., 34, after an informant made a controlled methamphetamine purchase Tuesday at Lindsey’s Penny Circle residence.
“We received information that methamphetamine could be purchased from Lindsey,” Springhill Chief of Police Will Lynd said. Lynd is a member of the interagency task force. “The informant was supplied with money and five bars of Xanax to make the buy.”
During the drug transaction, Lynd said Lindsey placed a phone call to an unknown individual and instructed him to bring a quantity of methamphetamine to his residence. After the drugs were delivered, Springhill police officers stopped the vehicle down the road from the Penny Circle residence.
“We had the residence under surveillance and saw the vehicle arrive. The driver went inside with what we suspected was the methamphetamine, then came out and left. A Springhill police unit stopped the car down the road and the driver was identified as Spurlin,” Lynd said.
When officers searched Spurlin’s vehicle, they found a backpack containing more methamphetamine, the chief said.
Lynd said agents armed with a search warrant entered Lindsey’s residence after the informant left. Inside, they found the Xanax bars and the package in which officers had placed them.
“In the presence of agents, the suspect said he sold the meth to get the Xanax bars,” Lynd said.
Lindsey was charged with distribution of methamphetamine and possession of CDS Sch. IV (Xanax). Spurlin was booked for possession of CDS Sch. II (methamphetamine), distribution of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Lynd said.
Both men were taken to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.