A suspect in an investigation by Metro Narcotics remains at large over one week after a cache of marijuana and weapons were found off of Oliver Road in Monroe.
The drugs were initially discovered on Dec. 18 after agents received a tip through Crime Stoppers of North Delta regarding a large amount of marijuana in a home in the 200 block of Foster Street.
Aaron Mitchell “Mitch” Adcock, age 41, fled out of a back door at the home prior to the execution of a search warrant. Witnesses indicated seeing Adcock running through the neighborhood.
Given the timeframe since the arrest, Adcock’s location is unknown though authorities originally believed he may have traveled to Richland Parish.
While executing a search warrant, investigators located approximately 138 pounds of high-grade marijuana in heat-sealed packaging in various locations throughout the home.
Numerous weapons, including seven AR-15s, two rifles, two shotguns and three handguns also were located along with numerous magazines and over 3,000 rounds of ammunition.
Commander Jay Ellerman said drug busts of this size are not uncommon along Interstate 20 as drugs are transported through the area en route from the west coast to the east coast. Finding a bulk amount of marijuana in a local neighborhood was different.
Ellerman said the drugs were destined for Monroe and the surrounding cities. If it were sold by the gram, the street value of the marijuana would exceed $1.2 million dollars.
The day of the search, Chelsea Lyons, age 20, of Monroe was arrested at the home. Her one-year-old son also was in the residence at the time.
Lyons declined to speak with agents and was transported to Ouachita Correctional Center.
Lyons was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous subject Schedule I narcotic, illegal carrying of weapons in the presence of a narcotic and presence of a controlled dangerous substance with a person younger than 17.
Total bond was set at $7,500. She bonded out Dec.19.
Warrants have been obtained for Adcock on drug-related charges, and additional charges are likely.
Contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200 with an information regarding Adcock’s whereabouts.
Source – https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/crime/2018/12/27/suspect-large-after-1-2-m-marijuana-bust-off-oliver-road/2422835002/