- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A Tri-Parish Drug Task Force conducted a drug raid across DeSoto Parish, arresting nine people.

The task force made up of deputies from Red River, Sabine and DeSoto parishes served search warrants Wednesday throughout the parish.

Blake Woodward, a spokesman for Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle. says the nine arrested were booked on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of hydrocodone and possession of oxycodone.

Woodward says the task force is still looking for 11 others. He says deputies have talked by phone with several of those suspects about turning themselves in.

Woodward said the arrests followed an eight month undercover operations.

He says the operation is continuing.

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