A Monroe man suspected of dealing drugs turned himself in to his probation and parole officer last week, informing the state office that he no longer wanted to distribute drugs.
Evric L. Thomas, 40, of 309 Bell Ave., Monroe, made contact with his probation and parole officer in the parking lot at the state Probation and Parole office in Monroe. Thomas told the officer he was “tired of selling drugs and wanted to turn himself into authorities,” according to the June 18 arrest report.
When asked if he possessed any weapons, Thomas revealed a handgun tucked in his pants' waistband. The gun was secured and Thomas was placed in handcuffs.
Thomas brought a bag with him so that authorities would have the “rest of the stuff,” according to the arrest report.
Authorities found seven bags of marijuana, several bags containing powder cocaine weighing 179 grams with a possible street value of $17,000. Inside the bag, they found a pound of marijuana and numerous ecstasy pills.
Another firearm also was found in his bag.
Thomas was currently on probation for domestic violence and possession of a Schedule I drug with intent to distribute.
Thomas told Metro Narcotics Unit agents that he was tired of his lifestyle and wanted to make a change.
“I asked if he wanted to talk about who he purchased his drugs from but he refused to make a statement,” stated the arrest report.
He was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent, possession of cocaine with intent, possession of ecstasy with intent, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and illegal carrying of a firearm.