Sleeping man arrested in Union Parish

UNION Parish - A man asleep in a chair was awakened by Union Parish sheriff’s narcotics agents inside a shop at a Farmerville residence.

William R. Weldon, 50, of 10219 Hwy. 15 Lot 1, Farmerville was booked into the parish detention center at Farmerville on March 24 for possession of methamphetamine, resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Sheriff Dusty Gates said agents received a tip about drug activity at a residence on Melcat Drive near Farmerville and went to investigate. The occupants at the residence told deputies there were no illegal drugs in their residence, but stated a “man named Randy” was sleeping in the shop behind the house.

The agents reported that when one of them touched Weldon on the leg, he awoke and then acted very nervous when informed they were deputies.

Agents reported that Weldon immediately stood up and started reaching into the pockets of his pants. He was told to keep his hands out of his pockets, but refused and had to be forced to the floor and handcuffed, Gates said.

After he was subdued, agents recovered from the suspect’s jeans .8 grams of meth and some drug paraphernalia in a cigarette pack.

 

Weldon's bond was set at $5,500. 


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