March 26, 2014 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are finishing up a two day roundup of parents who haven't been sending their children to school.
The truancy roundup focused on handing out summons to parents whose children have missed more than ten days of school and have shown a history of absences.
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March 25, 2014 7:35 PM
NEW YORK - People familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and decrease suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use. The deal would also eliminate... more »
March 25, 2014 11:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police have seized over 1,000 pounds of drugs in the last few weeks during routine traffic stops, leading to multiple arrests.
Drugs seized included nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana, 11 pounds of cocaine, plus MDMA and codeine. Also found were thousands of dollars in... more »
March 18, 2014 10:32 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE- A sawed off shot gun, a handgun and a bunch of drugs led to the arrest of four people in Ascension Parish this week.
Deputies said there was two pounds of marijuana inside a house on County Drive and four weed plants growing in the front yard, too.... more »
March 14, 2014 10:27 PM
PORT ALLEN- A member of the United States Army was released from the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison to military police Friday.
Sgt. Horace Brown , 30, had been in jail since he was arrested for carrying 23 pounds of marijuana in a duffel bag. Authorities said they found... more »
March 9, 2014 4:04 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - State Police say alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a factor in a two car crash on Saturday night.
Police say the two cars collided at approximately 10:45 pm on La. 969 north of La. 66 near Angola State Penitentiary in West Feliciana Parish.
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February 21, 2014 8:10 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Food and Drug Administration is seeking to revamp its 40-year-old system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs, saying the decades-old process is not flexible enough to keep pace with modern medical developments. In a federal posting Friday, the agency announced a two-day meeting next month to... more »
February 12, 2014 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 33-year-old mother faces charges after she admitted to police her child likely ate crack cocaine from coke crumbs on the floor following her high.
Keisha Strudivant was arrested when the child was taken to an area hospital and doctors said the boy showed signs of cocaine... more »
February 7, 2014 10:52 PM
GROSSE TETE- Sheriff's deputies in Iberville Parish arrested a man driving an RV through the region loaded with marijuana.
A spokesperson said the man was from California and carrying 100 pounds of high grade, hydroponic weed.
He was pulled over around midnight on I-10 early Friday morning. A... more »
February 7, 2014 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police said a woman cooked a rouse about a home invasion, sold it to investigators and hoped to getaway with it but failed.
After Jackie Bridgers was featured in television reports where she told reporters she, her child, and her roommate where attacked by three guys inside... more »
February 5, 2014 10:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Three men were arrested in connection with a home invasion Wednesday, one of them allegedly claimed to be a police officer.
Police say Clayton Dugan, Miles Moreno and Joel Scales broke into a house in the 400 block of St. Rose Avenue around 2:30 a.m.
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January 31, 2014 10:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Medical professionals say there's a way to give people a second chance who are overdosing on opiate drugs.
Paramedics have been using Naloxone Hydrochloride, or Narcan, for years. It reverses an opiate overdose, instantly.
EMS Unit Commander Chris Landry said it works quickly, saying "sometimes... more »
January 30, 2014 10:29 PM
ZACHARY- Police said they have arrested a woman numerous times for huffing a compressed gas substance while operating a vehicle.
Angela Gipson, 34, was most recently arrested Thursday afternoon after she ran a red light, according to a police report obtained by WBRZ News 2.
The officer wrote... more »
January 10, 2014 7:34 PM
WASHINGTON- The investigation into drug use by members of the Air Force expanded to include ten officers at six bases in the U.S. and England.
Nine Lieutenants and one captain are now under investigation for illegal possession of recreational drugs. Those can include Ecstasy and synthetic marijuana.
The... more »
January 9, 2014 7:30 PM
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, WYOMING- Two Air Force nuclear missile launch officers are implicated in an illegal drug investigation.
One defense official says both are responsible for operating the Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles and are assigned to the 341st Missile Wing.
The official says the officers'... more »
January 3, 2014 4:19 PM
POLLOCK- A 58-year-old from this central Louisiana town faces drug possession charges after a sheriff's deputy said he found her with marijuana and a smoking device.
The Grant Parish deputy stopped Teresa Burnaman after she weaved into his lane on a country highway, KALB TV reported on its website... more »
December 18, 2013 9:43 PM
BAKER - A month long police investigation into a shoe shop took drugs off the streets in Baker Wednesday evening.
The Baker Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Response Team served a search warrant at Hebrard's Shoe Shine and Repair. Inside authorities said they found Warren "Worm"... more »
December 11, 2013 2:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- A search of a Baton Rouge home by detectives has landed one man behind bars for drugs.
Detectives arrested 40-year-old Bruce Causey after a long investigation.
During a search of Causey's home at 7933 Oak View Drive, they found numerous drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and hydrocodone.... more »
November 27, 2013 12:11 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested four people and seized thousands of dollars worth of crack cocaine during two early morning raids.
Deputies found 2.5 ounces of crack at Robert Bennett's home, about $5,000 worth of drugs, after they say he flushed the evidence down the toilet. Deputies... more »
November 18, 2013 8:35 AM
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez is back at Major League Baseball's office for the resumption of the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension.
Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz already has presided over eight days of sessions, from Sept. 30-Oct. 3 and from Oct. 15-18. Rodriguez's legal team was set to... more »
November 5, 2013 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- Authorities are investigating another pharmacy burglar here.
The N & T Pharmacy on Marque Ann Drive was hit for the second time in two months.
Investigators believe the same person is likely responsible since both times since the burglar tried to get inside by busting holes... more »
November 4, 2013 10:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- Authorities are expected to meet this week to discuss a rash of pharmacy burglaries.
A number of them have been reported in area parishes, and investigators want to compare the crime scenes, video and images of potential suspects. In some of the five cases, the crooks have... more »
October 25, 2013 9:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - The war on prescription pills and drug addiction continues. Saturday, authorities are taking them off the street in waves during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.
It is one way to combat drug problems on the street where addicts get them easily and sometimes switch... more »
October 24, 2013 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- Officials here are so concerned about a rash of heroin-related deaths, they sent a memo telling people to stay away and suggesting users get help.
"You're looking at a four fold increase," said coroner Dr. Beau Clark. "The concern is that we may hit a five fold... more »
October 4, 2013 10:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Three people were arrested, accused of terrorizing a neighborhood near LSU Friday.
"It was probably the craziest moment of my life," a victim told WBRZ News 2. "It was very, very intense."
Early Friday morning, one of the suspects followed a victim to a home... more »
September 26, 2013 10:24 PM
GROSSE TETE - A group of men are on the run after they used a sledgehammer and crowbar to bust into a pharmacy.
"We know there's at least three maybe four people involved in this case, and we think that's the kind of information that you could help us... more »
September 22, 2013 4:43 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Investigations into New Orleans gangs have brought another indictment, this one against a dozen alleged members of an 8th Ward gang called "Ride or Die." The 20-count federal indictment accuses 12 men of conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin and marijuana. Three of the men also are charged... more »
September 1, 2013 10:14 AM
NEW YORK - The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo has been canceled over drug-related health concerns. The city says it recommended Electric Zoo festival not continue Sunday after two attendees died and four others had to... more »
August 27, 2013 11:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies investigated a possible meth lab near Bocage Tuesday night.
A sheriff's office spokesperson said they were alerted by ambulance personnel about a man with burns to his hands and face at an apartment in the 7900 block of Jefferson. He had a small bottle that... more »
August 13, 2013 4:22 PM
BREAUX BRIDGE - State troopers arrested one person and seized around $1 million worth of marijuana after a traffic stop on I-10 east of Breaux Bridge this week.
Troopers arrested Pedro Matamoros, 38, of Brownsville, Texas on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute marijuana after the stop early... more »
August 9, 2013 6:44 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies made six arrests and netted thousands of dollars worth of drugs during three separate incidents across the parish.
On Monday in French Settlement, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on Mitchell Road, where they found Keith Whetstine, 51, and a battered Amber Smith,... more »
August 8, 2013 1:51 PM
BAKER - Police arrested an East Baton Rouge man after they said they found a stash of drugs and guns in the same room as his 10-month-old daughter.
Baker Police Chief Mike Knapps said officers arrested Brenton Johnson Jr., 22, after a joint narcotics investigation with the East Baton... more »
August 6, 2013 12:04 PM
LAKE CHARLES - A 30-year-old Lake Charles woman has been booked with molestation of a juvenile, second-degree kidnapping, four counts of cruelty to juveniles and distributing drugs to minors. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers tells the American Press Lacey Cheree Dronet was arrested Friday after an investigation revealed... more »
August 5, 2013 2:10 PM
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago. Ryan... more »
August 1, 2013 1:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police seized guns, drugs, and cash during a narcotics investigation around Baton Rouge recently.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested four people on July 30: 31-year-old Ricardo Phillips, 29-year-old Randy Phillips, 28-year-old Kenneth Sterling, and 52-year-old Jonathan Shaffer, all of whom were charged with drug possession... more »
August 1, 2013 10:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a man wanted in connection with a deadly deadly shooting Wednesday surrendered to investigators today.
Cpl. Don Coppola said Devante Courtney surrendered to a warrant for murder in the death of Gregory Short.
Investigators said Short was shot in the neck during a... more »
July 31, 2013 5:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they're looking for two men in a purple minivan after a drug deal where one person was shot in the neck in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said a 23-year-old man was shot at an apartment on Carolyn Sue around 3:10 p.m. Wednesday.
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July 23, 2013 10:38 AM
UNDATED - The post-game comments rolled in last night after the revelation that Milwaukee's Ryan Braun had been suspended yesterday afternoon by baseball for the rest of the season for "violations" of baseball's drug program.
Seattle pitcher Joe Saunders summed it all up when he said, "I think everybody's... more »
July 18, 2013 6:24 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE- A tip from neighbors led Ascension Parish deputies to seven arrests and several grams of heroin after a drug bust.
Deputies arrested Crystal Carter, 31, and Jeffrey Walker, 32, when they found drugs during a traffic stop. That arrest led investigators back to Carter's home on LA 929.... more »
July 14, 2013 1:38 AM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Police said Cory Monteith, the star of the hit show "Glee," was found dead in a hotel room Saturday. Minutes after the news was posted to the internet, fans took to the television program's Facebook page to leave an ever expanding list of sympathy.
"I... more »
July 11, 2013 4:50 PM
GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in a narcotics investigation this week in Ascension Parish.
Deputies arrested Justin Poche, 19, and Brennan Haymon, 22, both of Gonzales, on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into drug activity.
Narcotics detectives arrested Poche during a traffic stop after... more »
July 11, 2013 2:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - A former Pittsburgh Steeler and LSU football player told News 2 he's glad police recently recovered four stolen championship rings which belonged to him.
Justin Vincent, who currently works for LSU, said he was told today investigators had recovered his Steelers Super Bowl championship ring, 2003... more »
July 10, 2013 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - The father of a woman arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring from her home, says he's disappointed and will let the law run its course.
"A dad doesn't want to hear this about his kids," said Arthur Fort. "I'm thinking as any family would.... more »
July 8, 2013 11:52 AM
HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say a 31-year-old Houma man opened his home and drug supply to a group of teens looking for a party spot. Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier deputies received a tip that there was underage drinking at the party about 1 a.m. Monday and... more »
July 2, 2013 7:44 PM
PHILADELPHIA- A man was convicted of murder for putting heroin and methadone in his baby's bottle to calm him, killing the boy. Orlando Rosado didn't testify at his non-jury trial but his lawyer contends it was an accident while Rosado was having a heroin relapse. The judge says she convicted... more »
July 1, 2013 2:46 PM
HOUMA - Authorities say a 36-year-old Houma man was shot and killed in an argument over drugs. Terrebonne Parish sheriff's Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier Dicarie James crashed his car after being shot in the Crozier community near Dularge late Saturday night. Foret says neighbors told deputies patrolling the... more »
July 1, 2013 11:34 AM
THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux have arrested three Houma people after they were alerted to a potential robbery.
Police say they saw 30-year-old Michael Ledet frantically exiting a business and hide in a truck that Terry Darcey and Brandy Guidry were waiting in.
They were told by security... more »
June 20, 2013 12:51 PM
SHREVEPORT - The Justice Department has sued to block a Louisiana pharmaceutical company from distributing drugs that the government claims are misbranded and haven't been approved by regulators. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court says the Food and Drug Administration inspected facilities of Sage Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Shreveport... more »
June 11, 2013 6:36 PM
VIDALIA - A 37-year-old Ferriday man is accused of illegally possessing alligators and crystal meth, and of contributing to his son's delinquency. Michael P. Smith was arrested by agents who saw him and his son walking up a levee on Monday with a saw, a fishing pole and a black... more »
May 22, 2013 4:42 PM
ST. AMANT- Two people face charges after deputies in Ascension Parish investigated a tip that drugs were being sold from a church parking lot.
After surveillance, deputies arrested Audie Decoteau, 51, and Mikel Arnold, 38, while they were driving a vehicle from Livingston Parish. Deputies said Arnold was driving... more »
May 16, 2013 9:01 AM
BELLE CHASSE- Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies say a Belle Chasse High School sophomore was booked with illegal possession of prescription pills and two other sophomores were booked with distributing pills at the school. Deputies tell The Times-Picayune the students are all 15. The sheriff's office has not publicly identified them... more »
May 10, 2013 2:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Indictments were filed Friday against 14 inmates in connection with videos showing prisoners brazenly using drugs, drinking beer and flashing a loaded gun in the New Orleans jail. The videos, made in June and July 2009, came to light in April during a federal court hearing on... more »
May 9, 2013 11:18 AM
GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish arrested three people after they said investigators caught them with drugs at a Gonzales apartment complex.
Chief Tony Bacala said on Tuesday deputies arrested Charles Hopp, 32; Brittney Carlson, 23, and Vanessa Via, 25, on suspicion of drug possession and other charges.... more »
May 8, 2013 12:37 PM
WINGATE, N.C. - The NCAA has given former Wingate women's basketball coach Barbara Nelson a two-year show-cause penalty for providing players with money and prescription drugs. The school on Wednesday also was given one year of probation and vacated all 24 victories from 2011-12. Nelson was not named in the... more »
May 6, 2013 10:55 PM
PHOENIX- A head shop owner said he doesn't mean any harm by an advertisement featuring the former LSU standout Tyrann Mathieu, known as the Honey Badger.
Mathieu's picture, in full LSU uniform, is used to promote the business Bud's Glass Joint. In the ad, the store welcomes the Honey... more »
May 2, 2013 10:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man died after eating drugs the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Thursday.
Deputies said Baton Rouge Police were executing a search warrant on Flag Street when the man is believed to have ingested crack cocaine.
Police called deputies to handle the death investigation... more »
April 12, 2013 9:44 AM
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration says it has uncovered troubling sterility problems at 30 specialty pharmacies that were inspected following a recent outbreak of meningitis caused by contaminated drugs. The agency said its inspectors targeted 31 compounding pharmacies that produce sterile drugs, which must be prepared under highly... more »
April 11, 2013 8:16 PM
DALLAS - Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd has pleaded guilty to a drug-possession charge that will likely result in a lengthy prison sentence. The 27-year-old Hurd pleaded guilty Thursday in Dallas federal court. He was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute. His trial was... more »
April 3, 2013 8:12 AM
GONZALES - Three people face drug charges in Ascension Parish following a two-week investigation by the sheriff's office.
The Narcotics Division began looking into 37-year-old Robert Stafford last month for selling heroin in the parish.
On Monday, detectives say they spotted Stafford allegedly selling drugs to 29-year-old Brittany... more »
April 2, 2013 11:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Video showing inmates at the New Orleans jail apparently snorting drugs, drinking beer and in possession of at least one large handgun was shown Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court. The recordings, believed made by inmates, were aired during the second day of hearings on... more »
March 19, 2013 9:35 PM
MONROE- A State Trooper was arrested, charged with distributing drugs across North Louisiana.
Ronald Thomas, 42, was an 18-year veteran of the department and also worked as a member of the Grambling State University football detail, joining the school's head football coach on the field during games.
"We... more »
March 18, 2013 4:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge Parish man this afternoon after they said he was found with 100 used meth labs in his apartment.
Detectives arrested Christopher Helmke, 32, in suspicion of narcotics possession and creating a clandestine lab.
Casey Rayborn Hicks with the... more »
March 13, 2013 6:46 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Louisiana congressman introduced a bill recently which would require welfare recipients to be tested for drugs.
Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) of Lafayette introduced the measure, likening it today to requirements by private employers to test their workers for controlled substances.
Rachel Fontenot, a nurse... more »
March 7, 2013 1:16 PM
IBERVILLE PARISH - Thursday morning, police arrested dozens of suspected drug dealers while many of them were still in their pajamas.
Just before 6:30 a.m. Iberville Sheriff's deputies, Plaquemine Police and the state drug task force, L.E.A.D., began busting people for selling prescription drugs.
"We're going to do... more »
March 6, 2013 5:29 PM
ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office recently busted two homes with active meth labs.
Maj. Kevin Hanna attributes deputy training to the high number of recent busts in the parish.
"We don't see an explosion, of meth labs, and I think that's contributed to us training... more »
March 6, 2013 11:15 AM
BAKER - Police said loud music helped narcotics agents in Baker make a major drug bust this week.
Chief Mike Knaps said on Tuesday officers arrested Travis Barton, 28, after they found drugs, guns and cash in Barton's home and car.
Knaps said officers had been investigating Barton... more »
February 22, 2013 11:56 AM
BAKER - Police arrested one person and seized guns and drugs during an early-morning search today in Baker.
Police Chief Mike Knaps said investigators arrested Calvin Stewman at a residence on Greenwood Lane in suspicion of marijuana possession and having drugs and guns.
Knaps said agents served a... more »
February 14, 2013 5:33 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - Law enforcement in Livingston Parish is cracking down on the illegal sale of prescription drugs.
Armed with 25 warrants, deputies successfully took nine accused drug sellers off the streets and into custody. Many were wanted on multiple charges, accused of selling prescription drugs including hydrocodone, morphine... more »
February 1, 2013 10:47 AM
ORANGE CITY, Fla. - A conversation with two passengers landed a Florida tow truck driver in jail after his cellphone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in. Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide of Orange City was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over on Tuesday and asked why... more »
January 24, 2013 12:16 PM
DENVER - Authorities are hoping suspects come clean following a rash of thefts of laundry detergent and expensive face lotion across Colorado. KCNC-TV reported on Wednesday that supermarkets are installing more surveillance cameras to combat the rising tide of thefts. They are also hiring undercover agents. Authorities believe thieves are... more »
January 17, 2013 5:43 PM
WALKER - Jeffrey Reynolds, the man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn child from its womb, appeared in court today. He blames synthetic marijuana for ruining his life.
A talkative Reynolds made the comments to reporters outside the Livingston Parish Courthouse this afternoon.
""I love... more »
January 17, 2013 4:02 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn baby from her womb blamed synthetic drugs today during a court hearing.
Jeffrey Reynolds made the comments to reporters as he was being taken away after the hearing.
"I love my wife... more »
January 16, 2013 10:33 AM
AUSTIN, Texas - The Livestrong charity Lance Armstrong founded says it expects the disgraced cyclist was "completely truthful and forthcoming" in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. Armstrong admitted to Winfrey using performance-enhancing drugs during his career after years of denials. The interview taped Monday is scheduled to be broadcast Thursday... more »
January 15, 2013 10:39 AM
AUSTIN, Texas - Oprah Winfrey is confirming that Lance Armstrong came clean to her about his use of performance-enhancing drugs during their 2 1/2 hour interview Monday. She says the cyclist was "forthcoming" as she asked him in detail about doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven Tour de... more »
January 14, 2013 6:26 PM
AUSTIN, Texas - A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network. Armstrong... more »
January 14, 2013 12:36 PM
MOBILE, Ala. - The University of South Alabama and its police chief are asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the shooting death of a naked student on campus. Both the school and university police chief Zeke Aull claim they can't be sued under state law for the... more »
January 11, 2013 1:12 PM
WALKER - A fugitive from two states is in jail after a high speed chase in Livingston Parish Wednesday.
Walker police say it began after a complaint that two men in a blue pickup were trying to buy drugs. Officers tried to stop the truck when it was spotted... more »
January 10, 2013 9:46 PM
WALKER- Two people were arrested after a high-speed chase on Florida Blvd. Wednesday afternoon.
Manuel Brown and Richard Bogan face a list of charges. Brown is also a fugitive from Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Both men are convicted felons.
Police said they tried to stop the pick-up Brown... more »
January 4, 2013 4:31 PM
ZACHARY - Thursday evening, following a three month investigation, the Delta Narcotics Task Force searched the homes of two neighbors in the 4000 block of Avenue G in Zachary.
Officers found marijuana, cocaine, money and a pistol in the homes of Tyrus Johnson, 25, and Roger Hill, 53.
... more »
December 13, 2012 9:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two people have been arrested, accused of a string of armed robberies- including one where people were shot.
Khristian George and Diondre Handy, both 19-years-old, were picked-up by Baton Rouge Police. The pair face charges for several robberies in the Tigerland area.
"In most of the... more »
December 10, 2012 11:05 AM
WEST MONROE- A 39-year-old West Monroe man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping his wife and forcing her to buy crack cocaine. The News-Star reports Marvin Christopher Jenkins was booked with battery-domestic violence abuse, simple kidnapping, possession of cocaine and obstruction of justice. The arrest report states that Jenkins hit... more »
December 6, 2012 3:50 PM
BAKER - Narcotics agents in Baker arrested three people after they said an investigation and traffic stop turned up hundreds of pills and thousands in cash.
Agents arrested John McKneely, Keirsten McKneely and Tiawanga McKneely of Baker earlier this week.
Bake Police Chief Mike Knaps said the agents... more »
December 5, 2012 10:09 PM
SPRINGFIELD- Three people face charges after a 911 call where they told deputies they were being attacked by alligators.
Deputies in Livingston Parish said John Lamonte, Jennifer Lamonte and Brenda Burns were on a boat, high on crack cocaine. At least two of them thought the boat was being... more »
November 26, 2012 10:36 AM
AMSTERDAM - IOC President Jacques Rogge says he supports proposals to double the length of doping bans to four years as a way of keeping drug cheats out of the Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency is planning to raise the penalty from two to four years for serious drug violations... more »
November 16, 2012 7:40 PM
A woman who crashed her car through security gates to the runways at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport with her baby inside appeared to be on drugs. Koko Nichole Anderson's three-year-old in the back seat but he was not hurt. Police say it appeared she didn't know the child was in... more »
November 8, 2012 5:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Hospitals announced today that a new synthetic drug is being added to the list of illegal substances in the state.
The drug, known as 25-I, "Smiles" or "N-Bomb", is being added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act on... more »
October 23, 2012 5:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Alcohol Tobacco and Prevention agency has a new member to help sniff out illegal synthetic marijuana.
ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert says their new canine will be a great asset when it comes to detecting synthetic marijuana.
"It's a very, very dangerous substance," said Hebert.... more »
October 22, 2012 4:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit accuses Tangipahoa Parish jail officials of routinely withholding prescription drugs and food from a prisoner for nearly two years while he suffered from severe mental illnesses. A federal suit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims 33-year-old Dennis Bargher Jr. lost... more »