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March 14 12:44 PM

Couple arrested on multiple drug charges

Agents with the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force arrested a Bossier City couple last Friday, March 7, on multiple drug charges, including manufacturing methamphetamine, mushrooms, and possession of LSD, Ecstasy and marijuana.

Craig Grimsley, 31, and his wife, 28-year-old Jessica Grimsley of the 3200 block of Grand Lake Road in Bossier City, were each charged with possession of schedule I drugs — psilocybin (mushrooms), manufacture of schedule I drugs — psilocybin, possession of schedule II drugs (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, manufacture of schedule II drugs (methamphetamine), possession of schedule I drugs (LSD), possession of schedule I drugs (Ecstasy), possession of schedule I drugs (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor and possession of CDS with a firearm.

Craig Grimsley was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. Friday when a deputy approached him in his parked vehicle at the Legacy subdivision clubhouse. During the arrest, the deputy found a weapon, cash and two glass vials with suspected methamphetamine that field tested positive. The deputy also found drug paraphernalia consisted with the manufacture of meth.

Craig was charged with possession of methamphetam ine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility just before 7 a.m. Friday.

About that same time, agents with the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force, comprised of investigators with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and the Bossier City Police Department, executed a search warrant of Grimsley’s residence. They were joined by Benton Fire District No. 4, Bossier Parish EMS and Bossier Sheriff’s Office crime scene investigators.

Early Friday morning, Craig’s wife and young child were removed from the residence for their safety after deputies quickly determined that there was evidence of math manufacturing in the house. No other residences in the neighborhood needed to be evacuated.

During the search of the resi dence, agents found numerous items used for manufacturing methamphetamine and psilocybin, along with LSD, Ecstasy, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Agents also seized cash and 10 firearms, including pistols, shotguns and rifles.

Additional charges were levied against Craig Grimsley, who had been booked earlier in the day, while Jessica Grimsley was subsequently arrested Friday afternoon and booked into the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility.

Their child is in the custody of family members.

Additional charges are possible.

The Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force was established in October 2012 by Sheriff Julian Whittington and Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams as a combined effort to combat illegal drug activity and associated crimes throughout Bossier Parish.

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