Three Lake Charles residents arrested for drug possession

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

Lake Charles, LA - On March 23, detectives with the C.A.T. Team executed a search warrant at a house on Elder St. in Lake Charles.  During the search, detectives recovered a piece of crack cocaine under the couch belonging to Timmie D. Epps, Jr., 25.

They also recovered a clear plastic baggie containing suspected crack cocaine residue inside of a purse belonging to Erma F. Bellard, 46.  In one of the bedrooms occupied by Donald R. Brown, Jr., 26, detectives located a canister containing residue believed to be crack cocaine and a prescription bottle containing Promethazine w/codeine in the kitchen.

All three were charged with possession of crack cocaine, arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  Epps was additionally charged with resisting an officer.  Brown was additionally charged with possession of Promethazine w/codeine.