Accused Donaldsonville drug dealer busted after 2 month investigation
DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies say a two-month long investigation culminated in the arrest of a Donaldsonville man on Thursday for selling drugs out of his residence.
38-year-old James Miles was taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I CDS, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, three counts of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia.
APSO narcotics detectives said they learned Miles was possibly dealing drugs out of his residence on Front Street in Donaldsonville around two months ago. On Thursday afternoon, they executed a search warrant at the residence and located a quantity of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, hydrocodone, MDMA, a digital scale and more than $800 in cash.
Detectives estimated the drug to be worth around $1,000 on the streets.
Miles has an extensive criminal history with 21 arrests stemming from a range of offenses including simple battery, money laundering and multiple drug charges.
He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where no bond has been set.
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