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5 arrested in Washington Parish drug and gun bust

Essie WIlliams, 72 Essie WIlliams, 72
WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

A grandmother, her sons and her 17-year-old grandson were arrested on Tuesday in a large drug and gun bust in Washington Parish.

After gathering substantial evidence, Washington Parish deputies served a search warrant at the home of 72-year-old Essie Williams. A warrant was served Tuesday in the 25300 block of Charlie Conerly Road.

Police say five arrests were made, including Essie, two of her sons and her 17-year-old grandson.

A large quantity of marijuana was discovered along with crack cocaine and powder cocaine, police say. Officers say they also found over $6,000 cash in bags throughout the house and in the trunk of a junk vehicle in the yard. Police note that more than half of the cash found was in one-dollar bills.

A shotgun, one rifle and a .357 magnum revolver were also seized.

Essie Williams, 72, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. She remains in the Washington Parish Jail with bond set at $50,000.

Catlin Williams, the 29-year-old son of Essie Williams, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Williams was jailed an released on a $50,000 bond. 

Teddie Oneal Williams, the 34-year-old son of Essie Williams, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He remains in the Washington Parish Jail on a $150,000 bond.             

Curtis Quavis Martin, the 17-year-old grandson of Essie Williams, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  Police say Martin was previously arrested on September 24 for possession of marijuana on the grounds of the Mt. Hermon School. He was out on bond on that charge when he was arrested on the new charges. Martin remains in jail with his current bond set at $50,000.

Lewis N. Gray, 19, a resident of Vernon School Road, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. He remains in the Washington Parish Jail with bond set at $ 50,000. Gray is not related.

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