Tip to authorities leads to drug arrest
CONVENT - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man suspected of selling heroin Tuesday after they received an anonymous tip.
According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, police agreed to meet 35-year-old Irvin Mitchell of Convent at an undisclosed location. Mitchell immediately fled upon recognizing narcotics detectives in the area.
Detectives later found Mitchell's vehicle occupied by 47-year-old David Bryant of Prairieville. Police found heroin and methamphetamine in Bryant’s possession.
They also found a digital scale and more heroin upon searching the vehicle.
Detectives soon learned the location of Mitchell's location and arrested him. Both men were booked into Ascension Parish Jail with drug-related charges.