Three Lincoln Parish residents were arrested on drug and weapons charges Sunday morning.
Dayton Dale Howard, 46, of 799 Cardinal Hill Road in Dubach, Brandie Ann Jenson, 38, of 799 Cardinal Hill Road in Dubach and Willie Gene Lowery, 46, of 1303 Lewis St. in Ruston, were booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on charges related to the illegal manufacture and possession of methamphetamine.
The arrests came after members of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Ruston Police Department SWAT teams served a search warrant at 799 Cardinal Hill Road, where officers reportedly discovered 13 firearms, two of which were fully automatic. Officers also reportedly found assorted items and chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine along with several grams of processed methamphetamine.
The sounds of gunfire and terrified screams of anguish echoed through the air Tuesday at the City of Ruston Public Works Complex on Tennessee Street.
But fortunately, it was only a drill preparing police, fire and emergency personnel for a situation they hope they’ll never have to face.
A mass casualty drill using a scenario of a gunman in camouflage clothing shooting “employees” at the facility started with police being called in, finding and having to “shoot” the perpetrator before searching and announcing the building was clear.