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"Rabbit" arrested on cocaine charges

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Posted: Feb 18, 2011 12:47 PM by Kevin Davidson
Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office

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Topics: cocaine, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Joe "Rabbit" Coats Jr., narcotics investigation, search warrant, Baker, Possession with Intent to Distribute, WBRZ

A Baker man is in jail, accused of dealing cocaine.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies say they had been watching Joe "Rabbit" Coats, Jr. for a while.

A search of his house on Baker Blvd. turned up 4.5 ounces of cocaine and a .40 caliber pistol.

Coats is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession of a Firearm with a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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