Deputies use backhoe to find drugs in septic tank

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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 9:24 PM

Flushed evidence doesn't go far if your toilet's on a septic system. DeSoto Parish sheriff's Lt. Toni Joe Morris said Tuesday that deputies brought in a backhoe when drug agents raided a home and business and met the owner coming out of a bathroom.

He said a bag of methamphetamine and needles was floating on the sewage. Deputies booked a 49-year-old man on Friday with possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, as well as possessing a firearm with drugs present.

Morris told The Times of Shreveport that a 27-year-old man was at the house and was booked with possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and with parole violation.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com