An investigation of three men selling marijuana on the side of a residence at102 Cottage St., led Alexandria police officers to discover a 79-year-old woman in one of the “nastiest” houses officers said they have seen.
The police report indicates the following:
An officer went to the house to take a “No Trespassing Letter” to Bessie Brown, 55, to sign after there was concern about people coming into her yard to smoke marijuana.
As the officers were knocking on the front door, they heard noice in the back yard. When they went to the back door, they saw Ronald Johnson, 43, of Pineville, coming out of the back door. Officers patted him down and allegedly felt a lump in his right jacket pocket. Officers removed the lump and allegedly found four bags of marijuana.
When asked if he got the marijuana from inside the house, Johnson shook his head.
“At this time, we had no idea what we had just got into,” the reporting officer wrote. “I needed to contact the people in the house because the suspect didn’t live there and I had no idea if he was there doing a burglary or what was going on.”
When other backup officers arrived, officers checked the two bedrooms for other possible suspects. Inside one of the bedrooms, an officer allegedly found Brown’s boyfriend, Robert West, 57, hiding under the bed covers. In the second bedroom, officers found 79-year-old Willy May Davis lying on a white sheet that was covered in her feces.
Officers again asked Johnson where he had gotten the marijuana and he allegedly said West sold him the marijuana. Johnson also said West’s marjuana was in the kitchen.
West denied having any marijuana. However, officers allegedly found a brown paper bag with two bags of marijuana in the kitchen behind the stove.
Meanwhile, officers turned their attention to Davis, who was in a bedroom with no heat or electricity. The residents were heating the house with a fish fryer that was hooked up to a butane bottle.
Brown, who allegedly had $300 on her, told officers the electricity had been off for five months because she didn’t have any money.
“The best way I can describe what I saw was Ms. WillyMay was being kept in an area I would not keep an animal. The hallway had so much junk in it that you could tell they never moved WillyMay from the back room,” the report said.
“The house was full of old food and smelled so badly all officers could only stay in a little while then go out and get some air.The house was full of junk where it was hard for anyone to walk around. This was by far one of the nastiest houses I have ever been in,” the officer reported.
Officers also found three dogs in a small pen in the back yard with no food. Animal Control was notified and came to remove the three dogs.
West, 102 Cottage St., was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on CDS I-possession with intent to distribute, cruelty to the infirmed and cruelty to animals. He was also arrested on a warrant.
Brown was booked on charges of CDS-I possession with intent to distribute, cruely to the infirmed and cruelty to animals.
Johnson was booked on a charge of second offense marijuana.