Release Date: 07/07/2009

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents in Sabine Parish arrested Johnny T. Brumfield, 24, of Many, for allegedly possessing a large quantity of marijuana on June 27.

Lt. Bill Tyree and Senior Agent Russell Brack were investigating the illegal dumping of household garbage on Blackwell Creek Road when they made contact with Brumfield at his residence.  Agents discovered over six pounds of marijuana, two sets of scales, and various other items of drug paraphernalia in the residence. 

Brumfield was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for illegal possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.  Brumfield was also issued a citation for gross littering.

The penalties for illegal possession of marijuana with intent to distribute are imprisonment at hard labor between five to 30 years and a fine up to $50,000.  Illegal possession of drug paraphernalia is punishable by a fine up to $500, or imprisonment for up to six months or both.  The penalties for gross littering are a fine between $500 to $1,000 and eight hours of community service. 

LDWF Sgt. Joe Dewil and Senior Agent Ronnie Robertson assisted in the case along with Many Police Department Officers Heath Lemmons and Stanley Cook.

For more information, contact Captain Peter Oliver at 318-487-5884 or poliver@wlf.la.gov.