Baton Rouge house searched; drugs, a gun, and $5k found
BATON ROUGE - Baker police say they found heroin and more than $5,000 during a search of a Baton Rouge house Friday.
Police say they arrested 22-year-old Robert Cole after searching his house on the 5000 block of Truman Street in Baton Rouge.
Detectives say they found Cole in the bedroom and asked him if there was anything to disclose. Cole said he had some marijuana, a gun, three packs of heroin and several thousand dollars in his bedroom.
During their search, police found a semi-automatic weapon, heroin, marijuana, codeine syrup and $5,520.
Detectives say Cole is prohibited from carrying a firearm, because he was previously convicted of simple burglary. Cole was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convict, possession of marijuana and possession of codeine.
Cole also faces attempted second-degree murder charges after selling heroin to an individual who overdosed and had to be revived. The person is in stable condition.
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