A Bossier City pastor was arrested on drug charges after deputies found Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at his house. Andy Harris was the senior pastor of The Church of the Cross in Haughton, and was charged with possession. Bossier Parish Sheriffs Spokesperson Lt. Bill Davis says Harris was being questioned about a separate investigation when detectives learned about the drug activity.
“He consented to a search of the home and we found the suspected methamphetamines in his residence, along with the smoking device, and the snorting device.”
Davis says the drugs appear to be for personal use, and not part of drug sales.
“A lot of times you’ll see things like baggies or scales, to suspect distribution, but that was not the case here.”
The Sheriff’s office will not comment on the separate investigation that lead to the discussion with Harris, and Davis says the drugs do not appear to be related to Harris’s job as a pastor.
“This is unrelated to his employment, this is a personal use of an illegal drug, and that was why he was arrested.”
Harris has resigned from the church, and is being held on a 5,001 dollar bail.