Monroe man behind bars on multiple drug and weapons charges | KTVE

MONROE, Louisiana (KTVE / KARD) – On Friday, October 1, 2021, the Monroe Police Department issued an arrest and search warrant against Albert Earl Johnson Jr., 44.

The warrants stem from cooperating witnesses informing the Monroe Police Department that Johnson was selling powdered cocaine from his residence.

Upon arriving at Johnson’s residence, officers knocked on the side door of the house where they advised him to exit. Johnson responded to the officers by closing his door and locking it.

Officers said they entered the house and rounded up Johnson and several other people from the residence.

While officers searched the house, they found several individually wrapped bags of cocaine, a large sum of money, several digital scales with cocaine residue, several razor blades with cocaine residue, a hydrocodone pill, a loaded 9mm Taurus G2C, a Smith and Wesson .380, and several small Ziploc bags.

Officers also found several bags of individually wrapped powder cocaine in Johnson’s pants pocket.

Johnson was arrested and charged with resistance to an officer, criminal conspiracy, violating the Uniform Controlled Hazardous Substances Act, two counts of illegally carrying a weapon, two counts of possessing a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain crimes and two counts of possession with intent to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance.

He was transported and imprisoned at the Ouachita Correctional Center.

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