Jasper police find meth, crack and marijuana during search of residence

Corderro Watts

Police in Jasper arrested one man after discovering a large amount of methamphetamine, crack cocaine and marijuana while executing a search warrant for his residence, reports CID Lt. GW Foster. 

According to a news release from Foster, Jasper Police Department Narcotics Investigators traveled to 668 W. MLK in Jasper, the Sweet Briar Hills Apartment Complex, on the afternoon of May 15 to serve a felony narcotics warrant on 28-year-old Corderro Cortez Watts, a resident of the complex. Upon arrival to the apartment, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from within the residence. Investigators then requested consent to search but were denied by Watts. Due to this refusal, a search warrant was obtained and executed on the residence. Officers reportedly found methamphetamine, more than or equal to four grams but less than 200 grams, between one and four grams of crack cocaine and less than two ounces of marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia. Watts was arrested for second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance for the meth, third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, a Class "B" misdemeanor. 

Watts was arrested in Jasper and a public database indicates his driver's license shows a San Augustine address. 

Foster reports the investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming.