Undercover investigation leads to $33,000 meth bust
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police Narcotics Detectives say they arrested a Baton Rouge man Wednesday afternoon with nearly a pound of crystal methamphetamine in his possession at the end of an undercover narcotics investigation.
24-year-old Corey T. Gardner was booked into the parish prison on charges of possession with intent to distribute methampetamine and possession of a firearm with a CDS.
Detectives said they were able to determine that Gardner was selling meth from his car in the Baton Rouge area following an undercover investigation. Detectives said they also observed that Gardner had a loaded Glock .40 handgun and around $1,000 in cash in his possession while dealing the drugs.
Undercover detectives said they discovered two small bags containing around 29 grams of methamphetamine while searching the man’s vehicle. Gardner gave detectives permission to search his residence where another 301 additional grams of meth were found.
The drugs, cash and firearm were seized as evidence by State Police with detectives estimating the street value of the meth to be around $33,000.