Two From Louisiana Arrested in Connection with Allegedly Selling Over 750 Pounds of Marijuana in Shreveport

By Liora Hawthorne
Published June 23, 2023

Share This:

Two From Louisiana Arrested in Connection with Allegedly Selling Over 750 Pounds of Marijuana in Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana – Two from Louisiana have been arrested in connection with allegedly selling over 750 pounds of marijuana in Shreveport.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office revealed on June 22, 2023, that their Narcotics Unit had arrested two Shreveport males for allegedly selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana.

In February, Agent John Berry launched an investigation into the criminal actions of Kaleb Monroe, 26, and Jesse McWright, 27. He claimed the pair sold over 750 pounds of marijuana on Shreveport’s streets.

Berry indicated that he estimated that the males sold more than 150 pounds of marijuana worth $1000 per pound each month during the investigation. Berry also obtained sales data going back to September 2022.

Monroe was arrested in the 3100 block of Knight Street on June 18, while McWright was apprehended in the 8400 block of Fern Avenue. McWright gave the Louisiana Office of Probation and Parole his home addresses on both sides of the Red River.

Six search warrants were executed in Shreveport and Bossier City, with help from the Bossier City Police Department and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, where the two are believed to have concealed drugs and other materials related to their enterprise. During the searches, agents discovered roughly $388,021 in cash and 10 pounds of marijuana.

During the execution of the warrants, authorities recovered three weapons, packing material, a vacuum sealer, a money counter, an orange Dodge Charger, a blue Mercedes S550, a white Dodge Charger, a gray Chevrolet Tahoe, and a black Maserati.

McWright and Monroe were arrested and charged with manufacturing and distributing Schedule I narcotics, as well as conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substances. They are currently being held at the Caddo Correctional Center. McWright’s bond was set at $100,000, while Monroe’s was set at $200,000.
The investigation is ongoing, and further arrests are expected.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.