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Monroe Police Make Arrests for Possession, Distribution of Narcotics, and Home Invasion

On August 24,2022 just prior to 3p.m. an Officer with the Monroe Police Department stopped a 2008 Dodge 4 door vehicle in the 1900 block of Lexington Avenue for having a switched license tag. During the traffic stop, a strong smell of Marijuana was coming from inside the vehicle as the driver, JeanLee Taylor was contacted. Upon search of the vehicle, 16 bags of marijuana were located and packaged for street level sales. Also located were 14 ecstasy pills, and hydrocodone. Taylor admitted to just leaving a house at 710 Matthew just prior to being stopped. Taylor was arrested for two counts of Possession with intent to Distribute CDS-I, Possession of CDS-II, and Possession of Drugs in a Drug Free Zone(School zone). Taylor was booked at the Ouachita Correctional Center for the stated charges and outstanding warrants.

Shortly before 4p.m. on August 24,2022, an Officer with the Monroe Police observed and later identified Billy Coleman near a house in the 1100 block of South 3rd Street in Monroe. Coleman was observed running from the front of a house and removed a black semi-automatic handgun from his waistband. The Officer then turned around to contact Coleman and for a short time lost sight of him. Once Coleman was contacted the weapon was no longer in his possession. However, Coleman was in possession of Marijuana that was packaged for street level sales.

Although the weapon was never located, Coleman was also wanted for two counts of Home Invasion, two counts of Domestic Abuse Battery, Simple Robbery, and Simple Criminal Damage to Property. Also arrested at the scene was Quinntavious Crump. Crump was arrested for an outstanding Monroe City Court warrant. During the booking process he was found in possession of marijuana and crack cocaine. Coleman and Crump were booked at the Ouachita Correctional Center on all charges.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.