Authorities locate crack cocaine inside flashlight - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Authorities locate crack cocaine inside flashlight

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Barry Cole. (Source: Jennings Police Department) Barry Cole. (Source: Jennings Police Department)
(Source: Jennings Police Department) (Source: Jennings Police Department)
JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - Jennings Police have arrested one man following the execution of a search warrant at a residence at a local apartment complex.

At about 3 a.m. on Sunday, officers with the Jennings Police Department served a "no-knock" warrant for the residence of 38-year-old Barry Cole. The warrant had previously been signed off by District Judge Steve Gunnell.

Upon entering the residence, officers located Cole and his girlfriend. A search of the residence led to the discovery of a flashlight containing what authorities believe to be crack cocaine.

Cole had been recently released from prison, where he had been serving time for charges of distribution of cocaine. Cole is currently on parole for those charges.

Cole was taken to the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail, where he is being held with no bond, pending a parole hold.

Cole's girlfriend was released, pending the review of charges by the 31st Judicial District Attorney's Office.

"The investigation into Cole's activities began shortly after his release from prison and his move to the apartments... When the Jennings Police Department began receiving calls to the anonymous tip line stating that the suspect Cole was selling crack cocaine in the apartments," said Jennings Police in a news release.

Anyone with information on criminal activity is encouraged to call the tip line for the Jennings Police Department at 337-275-9002. Callers will remain anonymous.

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