WPSO narcotics investigators make bust in Cullen

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Webster Parish Sheriff’s narcotics division has arrested a north Webster Parish man for drugs and stolen firearms.

Damien Rasco, 44, of the 1300 block of Henrietta White Boulevard, Cullen, was arrested when WPSO executed a search warrant at his home around 1:30 p.m. Monday. He is charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and synthetic marijuana, all with intent to distribute. Other charges include possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances, a firearm by a convicted felon and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

“We seized a little over a half pound of methamphetamine, about a half pound of synthetic marijuana, three stolen guns – one was confirmed stolen from Bossier City,” said Sheriff Jason Parker. “We also seized more than $5,200 in cash.”

Parker said the department received complaints about Rasco. The investigation was lengthy. Sgt. Josh McCormick, Capt. Bobby Igo III and Sgt. Shawn Jenkins were the investigators. K9 deputy Preacher was deployed into the residence and alerted on a Louis Vuitton bag on the floor in a bedroom.

In addition to Rasco, Norman Evans, 46, of Springhill was arrested at the Cullen residence for possession of methamphetamine.

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