Police seize cocaine in hotel
POSTED: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 11:28am
UPDATED: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 8:03am
LONGVIEW - On March 2, 2010 at around 1:00 p.m., the Longview Police Department Special
Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team assisted the Gregg County Organized Drug
Enforcement (CODE) Unit by serving narcotics search warrants at two different
rooms at the American Dream Inn at 2015 East Marshall Avenue.
As the SWAT Team approached, an unidentified male subject standing outside
the hotel threw down a pill bottle containing crack cocaine and fled the area on
foot. The SWAT Team made entry into rooms 14 and 38 without incident and
CODE Investigators discovered crack cocaine in both rooms.
Three people were arrested, to include a father and son:
Roger Wayne Taylor, date of birth 2-20-1956, of 135
1st Street Longview, was charged with possession of a
Courtney Ladarion Taylor, date of birth 11-01-1980,
of 1467 Carol Oaks Forth Worth, Texas was charged
with possession of a controlled substance.
Cheryl Jean Lackey, date of birth 1-09-1975 of 2827
Darwin in Kilgore, was arrested for an outstanding
Gregg County warrant.
Roger Taylor, Courtney Taylor and Cheryl Lackey were all booked into the Gregg
County Jail. The subject that ran when SWAT approached is still at-large.