Convenience store owner arrested for drug distribution
SLAUGHTER - A convenience store owner in East Feliciana Parish has been arrested on drug distribution charges.
Ahmed Hussein Mana was charged with possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone and illegal possession of a firearm.
The Delta Narcotics Task Force, including the East Feliciana Sheriff's Department and Louisiana State Police, executed a search warrant of the "My Fair Mart" in Slaughter, owned by Mana. Agents say they found 85 hydrocodone pills and a stolen gun.
Those findings led to a warrant at another store set to open soon on Reames Road in Pride.
Agents say they found more hydrocodone along with morphine pills during the second search.
Mana was booked into East Feliciana Parish Prison for the charges stemming from the store in Slaughter. He will be booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on drug charges from the Pride store.