MANY, La – Tryton Alonzo Thomas (age-32) of Zwolle and Elena Elizabeth Rivers (age-28) of Many were arrested Wednesday morning during a traffic stop in Many.
Sabine Parish Sheriff Tactical Narcotics Team Agents have been investigating Thomas’ illegal narcotics activity since he was released from jail just six weeks ago. Thomas had been staying with Rivers in a house on Smith Street in the town of Many. T.N.T. Agents were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Thomas for 4-counts of Distribution of schedule II (Methamphetamine) and a warrant for Rivers for Principle to distribution of schedule II (Meth).
This morning T.N.T. Agents, Detectives, and Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle Rivers and Thomas were traveling in when Rivers, the driver, fled from Sheriff Units. As Rivers drove between the Sheriff Units, she nearly struck two T.N.T. Agents with her vehicle.
Sheriff Units pursued the vehicle on Fisher Road and then onto US Highway 171 South in Many. T.N.T. Agents noticed Thomas threw something from the vehicle shortly before the vehicle was stopped across from Sabine Tire.
Thomas and Rivers were taken into custody and T.N.T. Agents located approximately $1340 in cash inside the vehicle. Agents also found the approximately 4 ounces of suspected methamphetamine that Thomas threw from the vehicle.
T.N.T. Agents then obtained a search warrant for the residence and property of Rivers and Thomas on Smith Street in Many. T.N.T. Agents and Detectives located and seized an additional 3.6 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, approximately 1.1 ounces of suspected marijuana, 60 Ecstasy tablets, several Xanax pills, Tramadol pills, a glass smoking device, a measuring scale, plastic baggies, and other items from inside the residence.
Thomas was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center and Rivers was booked into the Sabine Parish Women’s Jail for numerous felony drug, paraphernalia, and traffic charges, including Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer.
No bonds have been set at this time by the 11th Judicial District Court.
(All criminal charges will be listed at a later time)
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