Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Division wrapped up an investigation last week with the arrest of a Slidell-area couple after locating $73,000 worth of meth at their residence.
Detectives began investigating in 2020 after they were made aware of suspected illegal narcotics being distributed by William Anthony “Tony” Murray and his wife, Desiree Murray, who both resided on Pine Ranch Road in Slidell. With assistance from the Criminal Patrol Division, detectives concluded their investigation on Thursday (February 25) with the execution of a search warrant at the Murray residence. During their search, detectives discovered and seized approximately 913.5 grams of meth with an estimated street value of $73,000; 75.8 grams of marijuana; drug paraphernalia; a semi-auto .40 caliber handgun; a semi-auto .22 caliber rifle; a 20-gauge shotgun and a Taser.
William Murray, who is a convicted felon currently on probation, and Desiree Murray, were arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail. Sheriff Randy Smith says if you know of people selling drugs please do not hesitate to report it, they will investigate. Anyone with information about narcotics, or other crimes, can submit an anonymous tip utilizing the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office website (www.stpso.com), or by calling the narcotics tip line (1-888-GO-2-JAIL).