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June 20 10:44 AM

Cars to be sold on behalf of Caddo DA

Criminals who take part in drug trafficking in Caddo Parish will have their assets seized and then sold at a public auction.

This process is being put into effect by the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office and the local law enforcement agencies.

Vehicles from two recent cases were brought to Lawler Auction in North Shreveport and have been released by the court to be sold at our upcoming auction July 12.

On May 20, 2013, local Blanchard police were working with a confidential informant (C.I.) on illegal narcotics activity in the town. Offficer Gerald Allen and Cpl. Brian Anderson were the officers present in this investigation. Allen and Anderson’s investigation led to two individuals arrested and charged for the distribution of marijuana.

Benjamin Carter was charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule I CDS, illegal carrying of a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dekota Braddock was also charged with possession with intent to distribute schedule I CDS and illegal carrying of a weapon. Both were then transported and booked into CCC. The vehicle, however, was picked up by L.C. Dotic towing and taken to Blanchard Police Department, where it was then stored before being released to sell and brought to the Lawler Auction Facility.

Another case on May 16, 2013, stemmed from a phone call being received by Task Force Officer (TFO) Jerry A. Alkire stating that Bruce Loston may have just killed someone on W. 77th Street in Shreveport. TFO Alkire then proceeded to call SPD Detective Sgt.

Paul Robinson, who confirmed that a homicide was being investigated. They had minimal evidence at the time other than a vehicle description and 5.7mm bullet casings.

Loston, a documented cocaine distributor, was then issued a federal criminal complaint for a charge of distribution of cocaine. When TFO Alkire arrived at the scene, Agent Ardoin had arrested Loston and found a small amount of marijuana and $46 cash in his pocket.

He then agreed to a consensual search of his residence, where they found a lockbox under the bed containing $1,040 cash and jewelry.

During the two-year long investigation against Loston, he has never been known to have any gainful employment. Loston told officers that the jewelry was bought with inherited funds which he got from the death of his aunt, Shirley Thomas.

Loston was transported to Shreveport City Jail by U.S. Marshall Task Force members and booked as a fugitive, pursuant to the federal criminal complaint. Loston was rebooked into CCC on a state charge of distribution of cocaine.

A 2006 Dodge Durango, seized from Dekota Braddock, and the 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, seized from Bruce Chenil Loston Jr., will be up for auction on July 12 at Lawler Auction along with various other vehicles and assets.

These items will be able to be viewed by the public on July 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 7781 Hwy. 1 North.

The public is also encouraged to view our auction catalog which contains more information on the Web site www.lawlerauction.com

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