Search warrant in southeast Paris turns up meth, stolen property

Paris police suburban - CopyParis police officers answered 244 calls for service while arresting 21 people Friday through Sunday.

Among those arrested were Bradley Joe Blair, 53, and Carol Jean Lane, 50, both of Paris, following a search warrant executed in the 1000 block of East Washington St. regarding suspected stolen property.

“During the search, articles involved in recent residential burglaries were located, along with a quantity of methamphetamine,” Police Chief Bob Hundley said.

Blair and Lane were charged with felony drug possession

and felony theft, Hundley said.

The 19 other arrests included misdemeanor warrants, thefts, a DWI and unlawfully carrying a weapon along with one emergency detention for mental evaluation.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

       

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.