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SPD: 4 arrested, $332,000 in cash seized in DEA drug probe

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(From top left): Recardoz Wilson, 31, Carolyn Wilson, 50. (Bottom left): LaDerek Johnson, 22, Alvin Brooks, 51. (Source: SPD) (From top left): Recardoz Wilson, 31, Carolyn Wilson, 50. (Bottom left): LaDerek Johnson, 22, Alvin Brooks, 51. (Source: SPD)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Shreveport Police announced Friday the arrests of four people in a federal drug probe that netted cocaine and the seizure of hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash as well as property.

Those arrested were identified as Recardoz Wilson, 31, and his mother, Carolyn Wilson, 50, LaDerek Johnson, 22, and Alvin Brooks, 51, all of Shreveport.

Police say the arrests end a six-month Drug Enforcement Administration investigation into "a large scale cocaine organization operating in the Stoner Hill area of Shreveport." 

The three men were arrested on June 14 after DEA agents executed three drug-related search warrants at residences in the 200 block of Wichita Street, the 1800 block of Viking Drive, and the 7300 block of Timberview Street in Shreveport.

Police say the DEA agents found and seized about 1.5 kilograms of both powder and crack cocaine, about $12,000 in cash, and three vehicles.

Those arrests sparked a continuing investigation to identify and find assets and cash that police say would have come from the illegal drug sales.

Their investigation led authorities to execute a second search warrant at a home in the 300 block of East College Street in the Stoner Hill neighborhood, where police say an additional $130,000 in cash and a vehicle were seized. This is when they arrested Carolyn Wilson at the home.

After her arrest, police say an additional $190,000 in cash was seized from a safety deposit box at a local financial institution. They allege that this money also is tied to drug sales.

This Investigation was a collective effort by all members of the DEA Task force which consist of Agents from the DEA, Shreveport Police Department, Caddo Parish Sheriff's office, Bossier Parish Sheriff's office, Bossier City Police Department, Desoto Parish Sheriff's office and the Louisiana State Police.

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