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Man arrested after using 911 to report police search

6 months 1 week 1 day ago April 20, 2016 Apr 20, 2016 Wednesday, April 20 2016 April 20, 2016 11:44 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
Image: BRPD

BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a man was arrested after he called 911 to report police were searching his residence.

Police say 22-year-old Demetrius Smith was booked on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm with Controlled Dangerous Substances, felon in possession of a firearm and illegal use of 911 following his arrest Tuesday night.

The arrest report shows officers were in the 2700 block of Amarillo Street when they spotted a car parked the wrong way while playing loud music. Police located Smith, the owner of the vehicle, who was seated on the front steps of a nearby residence.

When Smith opened the door to his vehicle, officers noted they observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. When police detained Smith, four other people standing around the front of the residence were observed hiding items behind their backs, according to BRPD. Officers detained the individuals as they suspected they may be hiding guns or drugs, spotting marijuana in plain view on the steps of the home.

Officers conducted a security sweep of the property, discovering three baggies of suspected cocaine in plain view on top of the microwave in the process. They also found more marijuana and a pair of handguns.

While police were searching the residence, police said Smith had called 911 reporting that the police were illegally searching his residence. He also said the detectives at his home were in plain clothes.

Police found Smith was also arrested in June 2012 on two counts of simple robbery and is on probation until July 25.

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