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Covington Police Specialized Patrol Unit closes ongoing drug investigation

The Covington police department (CPD) closed out an ongoing drug investigation on Thursday, according to Sgt. Chris Smith.

In an investigation that had been open since April, the CPD Specialized Patrol Unit, whose main focus is investigating street level drug activity, was investigating Nakia Sonja Smith, 41, for purchases of crack cocaine.

On June 9, the Covington police obtained a signed search warrant for 3135 West Street. At approximately 9 p.m., the Specialized Patrol Unit and the CPD Emergency Services Unit, a new addition to the department similar to a SWOT team, executed the warrant.

As a result of the warrant, Smith was located inside the residence and found to be in possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and a handgun.

Smith was charged with two counts of sell of cocaine, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, outstanding warrants for probation violation and possession of prescription drugs not in original container.