Crime Stoppers Complaint Leads to Arrest

Keane Lamar Jenkins

Rapides Deputies say 33 year-old Keane Lamar Jenkins of Alexandria is charged with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Marijuana, Resisting Arrest and Drug Paraphernalia.

On Tuesday, detectives with the RPSO Metro Division followed up on a Crime Stoppers tip reporting a large quantity of possible marijuana sales from a residence on Carlton Street in Alexandria.

Detectives began surveillance on the home and waited until the suspect, identified as 33 year-old Keane Jenkins from Alexandria, came back to his residence.  Detectives witnessed a suspected drug deal and approached Jenkins vehicle, when they observed Jenkins throw a plastic bag and keys under the vehicle.  While conducting a pat-down search, he attempted to flee but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

Detectives also saw a digital scale, razor blade and bag containing suspected marijuana through the vehicle window.  An RPSO canine alerted on the vehicle and a subsequent search was conducted.  Approximately two pounds of marijuana and three large “cookies” of crack cocaine were seized.  Jenkins was transported to the Rapides parish Detention Center and booked.  He is being held on $15,500 bond and a probation violation.

“I want to remind the public that we are partnered with Crime Stoppers and we follow up on the tips we receive and sometimes they do pay off,” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton.  “The public’s involvement is so important in solving crimes.”

Please feel free to report drug activity or any other criminal activity by calling Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.  Remember, you may remain anonymous when reporting these crimes.  You may also call the Rapides Parish Metro Division at 318-445-0357