Rapides deputies arrest three in Pineville for drug and illegal firearm charges. They’re 32-year-old Marshal Frantom and 21-year-old Shelby Stephens – both of Pineville and 35-year-old Michael Metesh of Pollock.
Deputies say they were tipped Frantom was distributing drugs and conducted a six-month probe that ended June 13th when his home on Denny Road was searched. Deputies found about 2 ounces of meth, an assortment of Xanax and hydrocodone pills, firearms, and approximately 400 rounds of rifle ammunition.
A detailed inspection of the rifles revealed that 2 had been modified to fire fully automatic. Additional charges to include possession of a machine gun and failure to register weapons are being considered. The investigation is still ongoing.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/27/13