Investigation Leads to Arrest for Narcotics and Stolen Property Posession

A month long investigation into stolen property and illegal narcotics has led to the arrest of Byron Castor, 34, of West Monroe.  Information developed during this investigation indicated Castor was trading illegal narcotics for property.  It is believed the majority of the property is related to burglaries and thefts in Ouachita Parish.   Early this morning, members of the OPSO Swat Team executed a search warrant at Castor’s residence.

A search of the residence led to the recovery of a stolen ATV. Deputies also seized a large quantity of electronics, including flat screen televisions, computers and cell phones.  Castor was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

Castor has been booked into OCC for 2 counts of Illegal Possession of Stolen things, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Distribution of Methamphetamine.  Additional arrests and charges are pending.

Sheriff Jay Russell commends the deputies of the Sheriff’s Investigations Division, SCAT Team and Metro Narcotics personnel for working together to make the arrest.

Recovered Property

Byron Castor