Three cocaine arrests made after drug searches
BAKER - Members of the Delta Narcotics Task Force arrested three people on cocaine charges Thursday morning after searching their homes in Baker.
Investigators booked 29-year-old Tyree Cooper, 17-year-old Darylnika Lee, and 35-year-old Kelvin Johnson Jr. on cocaine possession and other charges.
Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps said the arrests came after the task force and members of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office SWAT team served warrants at two homes on Alliquippa and Tecumseh Street.
Knaps said investigators arrested Cooper and Lee at the Alliquippa home, where task force members found bagged cocaine and digital scales hidden inside a VCR. They said they also found a bag of marijuana, and another bag of cocaine hidden in a latex glove.
Investigators arrested Johnson at the Tecumseh Street residence after they said they found a package of cocaine, digital scales, and a handgun in the home. They said Johnson, who wasn't home at the time but showed up after the search, told investigators all the items belonged to him. Authorities said Johnson was a convicted felon, and booked him on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The Delta Narcotics Task Force is made up of officers from Baker Police, Zachary Police, Baton Rouge City Constables, as well as sheriff's offices in East Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, and Point Coupee parishes.