Last week, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department arrested and charged a Dixon man with distributing a controlled substance believed to be heroin and also filed charges on three individuals in connection with a burglary in Crocker.
According to a press release from the department, a joint drug task force effort with the sheriff's department and the St. Robert Police Department led to the arrest of Brian T. Haggard, 32, of Dixon.
Over three grams of what the sheriff's department believes to be heroin as well as paraphernalia and cash were all confiscated during Haggard's arrest.
The press release reads that this arrest is continuing with the endeavors of local law enforcement in “weeding out suspected drug dealers in this area.”
Haggard is being held in the Pulaski County Jail with a $100,000 bond.
As for the Crocker burglary, three suspects— Ashley N. Eubanks, 27, of Crocker, Rena Johns, 24, of Crocker and Brandon J. Flaugher, 29, of Iberia— were recently charged with burglary in the first degree and property damage in the first degree.
“Early Monday morning, three individuals were in the process of forcing entry into a residence on Bell Road when they were surprised by a homeowner who was still inside,” a PCSD press release reads.
“The resident was initially alerted to the suspects by an electronic device previously installed on property. Just minutes after arriving, the three suspects began forcing entry into the home, at which time the property owner contacted the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.”
The Crocker Police Department, assisting in the initial response, reported a suspicious vehicle in the area that incoming sheriff's deputies were then able to nab.
All three suspects are officially charged and are incarcerated at the Pulaski County Jail. Their individual bonds have been set at $50,000.
Counting these three arrests, that brings the total number of recent burglary and theft-related arrests and summons in the Crocker area to 10.
Investigators expect the total number of arrests to continue to increase and investigations continue, according to the press release.