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  • 14 more strip clubs hit in statewide undercover sting

    November 24, 2015 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Agents with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) cited another 14 strip clubs as the agency’s statewide undercover investigation dubbed “Operation Trick or Treat” continues. The strip clubs were issued citations for prostitution, lewd acts and drug activity. Out of the cited clubs, one... more »
  • Men accused of trying to get drugs into Avoyelles jail

    November 18, 2015 7:06 AM

    MARKSVILLE - State police have arrested two Opelousas men accused of trying to funnel drugs into the Avoyelles Correctional Center through work-release inmates. Officials at the state-run facility in Cottonport had contacted troopers on Friday about the attempt to get drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. In a news release, Master... more »
  • 8 lbs of pot found after wreck, police chase across two parishes

    November 13, 2015 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A police chase through two parishes ended with a mangled three-vehicle wreck and the arrest of a man carrying eight pounds of marijuana Friday afternoon. A man being chased by a West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy caused a chain-reaction crash when deputies said he ran... more »
  • Medicare spending $9B on hepatitis C drugs

    November 13, 2015 3:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - New government figures show Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion. That's going to raise insurance costs for all beneficiaries, whether or not they have the liver-wasting disease. Cost estimates show that Medicare's popular prescription drug program... more »
  • LSU suspends fraternity during drug, hazing investigation

    November 12, 2015 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU revealed Thursday their decision to suspend Sigma Chi fraternity activities this week stemmed from an investigation into possible drug use and hazing during the past month. Sigma Chi's International President sent out a letter saying they were suspending the LSU chapter as well. The... more »
  • Drug might help breast cancer patients avoid heart damage

    November 11, 2015 12:34 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Many cancer treatments have a dark side — they can damage the heart. New research suggests this risk might be lowered in women with breast tumors if they take a heart drug as a preventive measure during their cancer care. If confirmed in wider testing, this... more »
  • Feds worry that low-income people may not get hepatitis cure

    November 5, 2015 6:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it is concerned that some states are restricting access by low-income people to costly, revolutionary drugs for a liver-wasting disease called hepatitis C. In a notice to state Medicaid directors Thursday, the government reminded states of their legal obligations to cover prescription medications... more »
  • Heroin, prescription pain pills top drug threat in the US

    November 4, 2015 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Drug Enforcement Administration says heroin and prescription pain pills are among the top drug threats in the U.S. The agency released its latest drug threat assessment released Wednesday. DEA's acting administrator, Chuck Rosenberg, says heroin and prescription drug overdoses combined accounted for nearly three-fourths of... more »
  • Ala. man charged with attacking BRPD officers, drug possession

    November 2, 2015 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested an Alabama man after officers said he grew violent after a traffic stop and attacked them. Investigators said they also found drugs in 42-year-old Jerry Holley's vehicle after his arrest Sunday evening. Baton Rouge Police said an officer tried to pull Holley over... more »
  • Two arrested and meth seized in Ascension drug bust

    October 28, 2015 5:23 PM

    GONZALES – Deputies in Ascension Parish charged two people with multiple drug charges and seized $3,500 in methamphetamine after an arrest Wednesday. Detectives said they received an anonymous tip that someone was selling large amounts of meth. Narcotics agents said as they were investigating the tip they followed 29-year-old... more »
  • Accused drug dealer charged for overdose death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:05 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Authorities in Iberville Parish accused a man of murder Wednesday after they said he sold prescription narcotics to someone who later died from an overdose. Deputies charged 30-year-old Jeremy Doiron with second-degree murder for the death of Nicholas LeBlanc on Aug. 31. It's a provision in Louisiana... more »
  • Investigation: Drugs, other issues at Bourbon Street strip clubs

    October 27, 2015 12:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's alcohol and tobacco control commissioner says he has suspended the liquor licenses at five French Quarter strip clubs because undercover agents saw prostitution, drug sales, and lewd or improper acts at each business. Three of the clubs are on New Orleans' iconic Bourbon Street; the other... more »
  • Senate bill could cut nonviolent drug offenders' sentences

    October 22, 2015 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Nonviolent drug offenders could be eligible for shorter prison sentences under legislation approved by a Senate panel today as Congress took the initial steps to change the nation's criminal justice system. On a vote of 15-5, the Judiciary Committee approved a bill to give judges discretion to give... more »
  • Woman accused of shipping prescription drugs from BR UPS Store

    October 20, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Task force agents arrested a woman accused of distributing Schedule IV narcotics from a Baton Rouge UPS Store. 44-year-old Elizabeth Haynes was booked on one count of distribution of Schedule IV narcotics in the form of clonazepam following a joint investigation carried out by a task... more »
  • Who's Next? 46 arrested, 8 wanted in Plaquemines Parish drug roundup

    October 13, 2015 12:33 PM

    BELLE CHASSE - Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco says a year-long undercover drug investigation has wound up with 46 alleged street-level drug dealers arrested and eight more wanted. He says a 16-year-old and 45 adults have been arrested, including a man taken into custody at his home shortly after... more »
  • Oklahoma court stops 3 pending executions after drug glitch

    October 2, 2015 1:03 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's highest criminal court has agreed to halt three upcoming executions after the state's prison system received the wrong drug for a lethal injection this week. In a unanimous ruling Friday, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted the state's request and issued indefinite stays of execution... more »
  • Narcotics agent hit by suspect in vehicle

    September 29, 2015 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An undercover sheriff's deputy working a drug investigation was hit by a suspect in a vehicle and the deputy fired his weapon during the confrontation Tuesday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office. An EBRSO spokesperson said the incident happened near a convenience... more »
  • ATV driver accused of being on drugs in deadly wreck

    September 28, 2015 5:38 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - Sheriff's investigators said Monday that toxicology tests showed a woman had several drugs in her system when she was driving an ATV which flipped and killed one of several children riding with her earlier this year. Deputies charged 35-year-old Jodie Easley on Monday with driving while... more »
  • Drugs, gun, counterfeit money seized in Livingston Parish

    September 25, 2015 11:36 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies said they seized several narcotics along with a weapon during a drug bust in Denham Springs this week. Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies with the Narcotics Division and Special Response Team arrested three people during the search. Joseph Blaine Coon, Lacie Foley and Lorene... more »
  • Clinton to introduce prescription drug plan this week

    September 20, 2015 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she'll roll out a new plan this week to control the cost of prescription drugs. The 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that she often hears complaints about the "skyrocketing" costs of prescription drugs. She added that the proposal... more »
  • Bus driver accused of driving kids while drugged

    September 18, 2015 3:23 PM

    ZACHARY - Police arrested a school bus driver in Zachary after they said she was driving erratically Friday morning and admitted to taking drugs. Zachary Police arrested 52-year-old Darlene Crain on charges of driving while intoxicated and improper lane usage. The school system said Crain is employed by First... more »
  • Man accused of smuggling cocaine in WBR

    September 4, 2015 2:12 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a New Orleans man this week for trying to smuggle cocaine through the West Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies charged 47-year-old Jules George with cocaine possession and two traffic violations after his arrest Thursday. A sheriff's office spokesperson said deputies stopped... more »
  • 4 arrested in Houma heroin bust

    September 2, 2015 12:58 PM

    HOUMA - Narcotics agents in Terrebonne Parish say they made four arrests and seized various drugs and drug paraphernalia after they searched a a residence in Houma. Agents said they conducted a search of a home on Wilson Ave. after an earlier traffic stop gave them reason to believe... more »
  • Pharmacy burglaries likely linked

    September 1, 2015 10:44 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies are looking for the person who was able to steal $20,000 from a pharmacy Friday morning. Details of the heist were released Monday evening and investigators are trying to determine if the same person is also responsible for an attempted burglary at another pharmacy in the... more »
  • FDA lays out naming rules for lower-cost biotech drugs

    August 27, 2015 11:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has released its proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines. Biotech drugs are powerful, injected medicines produced in living cells which are typically much more expensive than traditional chemical-based drugs.... more »
  • Man stabbed in New Orleans for denying drug purchase

    August 2, 2015 7:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 20-year-old man was stabbed after rejecting an offer to sell him drugs in one of the city's top tourist areas. Officer Juan Barnes Sr. says the victim told investigators that two men asked if he wanted to buy drugs, then argued and... more »
  • Deputies: couple got high at jail

    July 30, 2015 11:41 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Two people seemed to have surrendered to authorities on drug charges since they're accused of getting high at the jail. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said Candy Latiolais and Michael Duncan were arrested when deputies found Latiolais, who was visiting the jail, injecting narcotics into her arm... more »
  • Gonzales man and 16-year-old runaway arrested on drug charges

    July 17, 2015 12:07 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish deputies charged a Gonzales man for illegal possession of drugs and stolen firearms Thursday. Deputies received a complaint that Fabian Mills, 40, went to a woman's house and demanded to find her son, who allegedly stole $5,000 worth of heroin and a firearm from Mills.... more »
  • Five busted with meth and heroin in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2015 4:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested five people in Denham Springs during a search warrant stemming from an investigation into illegal drugs. Deputies arrested 31-year-old Joseph "JoJo" Rousseau, 41-year-old Jeremy Austin Hebert and 38-year-old Eric Byrd Jr. at a house on Wisteria Street Tuesday. A press... more »
  • Mother charged after toddler tests positive for cocaine

    June 30, 2015 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge mother after they said doctors found high levels of cocaine in her 3-year-old child this week. Police charged 25-year-old Megan Gaylord with cruelty to a juvenile on Monday after her child was taken to a hospital by the Department of Children... more »
  • Sheriff: 'Gangsters' arrested in year-old murder caused by Mojo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2015 3:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - An emphatic sheriff chastised drug users in an afternoon news conference Wednesday where it was revealed a murdered teen died after being beaten up during a drug-induced brawl. Four people were arrested in the case, the most significant development since Brandon Augusta was found dead behind a... more »
  • BRPD K9 Unit awarded USPCA Award

    June 4, 2015 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One of Baton Rouge Police Department's K9 units recieved special recognition Wednesday. Cpl. Luke Cowart and his dog Rukus were presented the USPCA National Detector Case of the Year Award in recognition of his efforts finding drugs during a stop last October. Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • Felon accused of drug, gun possession

    May 29, 2015 12:04 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's investigators arrested a Labadieville man after deputies said they found a gun and drugs in his home this week. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Assumption Parish narcotics agents and SWAT members searched the home of Kendell Jones, 32, on Thursday. During the search Waguespack said deputies found... more »
  • Deputies say man ditched car with AK-47, weed inside

    May 20, 2015 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said officers and K-9s tracked down a man who fled after a traffic stop in East Baton Rouge, leaving behind an AK-47 and drugs in his vehicle. EBRSO said deputies arrested 26-year-old Markus Morris after the chase around noon in Old South Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Man accused of trying to run over motorcycle cop

    May 14, 2015 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a Baker man of trying to murder police officer by running over his motorcycle during a chase this week in Baton Rouge. BRPD charged 23-year-old Tyrie Burton with the attempted murder of a police officer and drug possession after he was caught Wednesday afternoon.... more »
  • Police: student sold classmate drugs to assist with suicide

    May 8, 2015 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a teen boy after a classmate told a nurse at Belaire High School, she tried to commit suicide with drugs she bought from him in the cafeteria Friday. The girl, who was not identified in a police report obtained by WBRZ News 2, sought... more »
  • 2 men arrested for accepting package with marijuana

    May 6, 2015 10:29 AM

    ABITA SPRINGS- Two men have been accused of accepting a FedEx package stuffed with 60 pounds of marijuana in Abita Springs and taking it to Covington. State police said in a news release U.S. Customs and Border protection agents detected the package passing through FedEx's Memphis hub on April 25.... more »
  • 14 dogs put down after dogfighting operation discovered check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 21, 2015 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Animal control officials said more than a dozen dogs had to be put down overnight after Baton Rouge Police discovered a dogfighting operation while investigating drug activity. Police arrested six people in all at 3819 Uncas Street, where detectives said a "high level" of narcotic trafficking... more »
  • Three arrested in drug busts on I-10

    April 20, 2015 9:37 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Three people were arrested for transporting drugs on I-10 in West Baton Rouge, State Police released Monday night. Troopers said Sunday night, an SUV was stopped near Highway 415. The vehicle, which was traveling east, was stopped for a traffic violation and a K9 alerted officers... more »
  • Search suspended for man who escaped drug arrest by jumping into bayou

    April 16, 2015 5:04 PM

    BAYOU BOEUF - Sheriff's deputies in St. Mary Parish have suspended search efforts for a man who fled on foot into Bayou Boeuf during a narcotics investigation. Deputies began the search of the bayou in the early morning hours of Thursday, using their Marine Division's boats, radar and dive... more »
  • Former tool CEO Knight surrenders on racketeering charge

    April 14, 2015 4:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The former CEO of Knight Oil Tools, Mark Knight, surrendered to a racketeering warrant in Lafayette Tuesday. According to KATC.com , Knight and his attorneys went to the jail so he could turn himself in. He was given a $100,000 bond. Knight is accused of being... more »
  • JPSO: Drugs, guns found after deadly shootout

    April 8, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sheriff's investigators in Jefferson Parish said they found guns and drugs in the vehicle of a man shot and killed during a firefight with deputies this week. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office held a press conference Wednesday where they laid out two handguns, extended ammunition clips,... more »
  • Real estate heir Durst indicted on Louisiana firearm charges

    April 8, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor's spokesman says millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has been indicted on two weapons charges from his March arrest in Louisiana. Chris Bowman of the Orleans Parish district attorney's office said Wednesday that a grand jury charged Durst with possession of a firearm by a... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested on drug charges

    March 27, 2015 10:20 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A man in Donaldsonville was arrested after police seized $6,000 dollars worth of drugs from his house. On Wednesday authorities received a tip that Donald Gaddis, 33, was distributing cocaine. Detectives obtained and executed a search warrant. Police seized cocaine, Oxycodone, marijuana, and suboxon from his house.... more »
  • New drug pops up in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2015 5:35 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A new type of drug that goes by several different names has landed in Ascension Parish for the first time. Butane hash oil, or BHO, was found inside a Prairieville house during a narcotics raid. The new drug caught the eye of Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics... more »
  • Connecticut priest who ran meth ring pleads for leniency

    March 17, 2015 11:13 AM

    HARTFORD, CT - A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is sentenced next week. Monsignor Kevin Wallin's public defender filed a sentencing request in federal... more »
  • Experimental cholesterol drugs could reduce heart risk

    March 15, 2015 1:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO - New research is boosting hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems. Studies presented at a cardiology conference in San Diego today suggest that people taking one of these drugs had... more »
  • Man swallows drugs in attempt to hide evidence from detectives

    March 14, 2015 3:23 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies arrested a man for having a multitude drugs in his car on Tuesday. The Ascension Sheriff's Department says 44-year-old Loyce Beck of Gonzales swallowed some of the Xanax pills in his car in attempt to hide the evidence from narcotic detectives who pulled him over. ... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested for drugs worth hundreds

    March 14, 2015 1:02 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A man is arrested for having hundreds of dollars worth of drugs in his home on Thursday. The Ascension sheriff's department arrested 44-year-old, Ernest Batiste, on a search warrant for having marijuana and cocaine packaged and ready for distribution in his home on Railroad Ave. in Donaldsonville.... more »
  • Man caught after manhunt in West Baton Rouge

    March 6, 2015 11:25 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Deputies in West Baton Rouge Parish said they caught a man who fled after he was stopped on the interstate and deputies spotted drugs in his vehicle. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said searchers found Clarenc Preston behind a roofing company near Port Allen. ... more »
  • Oyster and drugs violations land two men in jail

    February 28, 2015 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Chalmette men have been arrested for alleged oyster harvesting and drug violations in St. Bernard Parish. Louisiana wildlife and fisheries agents arrested 33-year-old Oliver Rudesill Jr. and 23-year-old Tracy Gallardo Jr. for several oyster, boating safety and drug violations after a boating safety inspection earlier this... more »
  • Dozens arrested in WBR drug roundup check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 11:54 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities accused a former school worker of selling prescription narcotics Thursday and arrested her as part of a drug warrant roundup. Deputies accused Keashu King-Wright of selling drugs such as oxycodone, diazepam, morphine, xanax, and valium among others. A sheriff's office spokesperson said King-Wright used... more »
  • Deputies bust pair for loot of drugs in bed of truck

    January 31, 2015 12:51 PM

    BERTRANDVILLE -The Assumption Parish sheriff's department arrested two men after the found drugs in the bed of a pickup truck Friday. Deputies arrested 30-year-old Brandon Harris and 26-year-old Wilbert Caldwell for having over six pounds of weed and multiple bags of other drugs including crack cocaine, ecstasy pills and... more »
  • Nine charged in aptly named "Operation Hammer"

    January 26, 2015 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nine-person grand jury indictment was unsealed Monday, revealing the details of a case built against people accused or running a drug trafficking network across I-12. The case, nicknamed "Operation Hammer," targeted people from Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish. The investigation was part of the Organized... more »
  • Doctors develop new way to test brain cancer drugs

    January 22, 2015 12:12 PM

    PHOENIX, AZ - One of the nation's most unusual cancer experiments is underway at a Phoenix hospital, aimed at finding new treatments for deadly brain tumors. With special permission from the Food and Drug Administration and multiple drug companies, doctors at Barrow Neurological Institute are testing drugs Tso early in... more »
  • NY defense lawyer: Silk Road creator is not a drug dealer

    January 13, 2015 12:07 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York defense lawyer says a San Francisco man who launched an underground website as an economic experiment was fooled into taking the fall when investigators concluded it was used for drug dealing. Attorney Joshua Dratel said at the criminal trial's opening Tuesday that Ross William... more »
  • Federal judge weighs marijuana's classification

    January 12, 2015 12:19 PM

    SACRAMENTO, CA - A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin. The Los Angeles Times reports Monday that U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento held a five-day fact-finding hearing on... more »
  • Man arrested with 35 pounds of marijuana

    January 6, 2015 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man after they said he was caught with 35 pounds of marijuana at his home. Deputies charged Joshua B. Scott, 28, with drug possession and possession with intent to distribute. Members of the sheriff's office Narcotics Division found... more »
  • Troopers make $200,000 pot bust on I-12

    December 22, 2014 9:08 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police arrested a man accused of moving drugs between Texas and Georgia during a stop on I-12 Monday. Troopers said they stopped a truck near the Hammond Square exit and found 200 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. Authorities said a K9 from the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Police: drug trafficking operation busted in college neighborhood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2014 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A house in a quiet neighborhood of mostly college students was a cover for a drug trafficking operation, police said in court documents relating to the arrest of Sittipong Jitarun, 31. Jitarun was arrested Thursday at his house in Nicholson Lakes after a search turned up... more »
  • Dwight Perrilloux out of jail on bond

    December 12, 2014 2:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A property bond posted Friday allowed Dwight Perrilloux , accused of being on drugs, driving and causing a deadly crash, to be released from jail in Ascension Parish. Jailers confirmed Perrilloux was released on a property bond but could not disclosed what was used to front the... more »
  • Mug shots released after arrests, weapons hoard found in Spanish Town check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 12, 2014 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jailers released the mugshots of two men police said were running a drug and weapons smuggling trafficking operation from a home in Spanish Town. Russell Jefferis, 28, and Sean Krieg, 29, were two of nearly a dozen people arrested in a city-wide raid. The pair listed... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2 Southern students

    December 12, 2014 10:11 AM

    GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad. Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield... more »
  • Mother says Perrilloux was on Adderall & Vyvanse check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 10, 2014 6:34 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- The mother of the man accused of killing 15-year old Claire Carline in a head on collision says he was on stimulants during the time of the crash. Dwight Perrilloux's mother told News 2 her son has ADHD and just finished a 12-hour shift at a plant in... more »
  • Men apparently killed each other in moving car

    December 6, 2014 6:38 PM

    MARRERO - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman says a drug deal gone sour apparently prompted two men to shoot and kill each other in a moving car, which ran into a house and caught fire. Col. John Fortunato said Saturday that the passenger died with a stolen gun in his... more »
  • LPSO cracks down on drugs during roundup check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2014 4:21 PM

    LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen accused drug dealers were busted in Livingston Parish Friday during a narcotics roundup. The suspected dealers got a rude awakening as deputies worked parish-wide to crack down on drugs. "The mission here is to make sure we get any and every drug... more »
  • Feds: Silk Road sequel leads to California arrest

    November 6, 2014 10:35 AM

    NEW YORK - Authorities in New York say a California man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs. Blake Benthall has been arrested in San Francisco. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharar said Thursday that... more »
  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    October 30, 2014 3:10 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The National Football League is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers on Thursday are expected to urge a... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested on multiple drug charges

    October 23, 2014 2:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A man who narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish have been able to buy marijuana and cocaine from over the past four months, is now behind bars. Just before midnight Wednesday, detectives searched the Donaldsonville home of Romel Julien and found a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and... more »
  • Baton Rouge looking to curb heroin 'epidemic' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 21, 2014 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical professionals and law enforcement agencies say Baton Rouge has a heroin epidemic on its hands. Five people died from heroin two years ago. That number went up to 35 deaths in 2013. So far this year, nine people have died from heroin but more cases... more »
  • Boston man pleads guilty to LA, GA drug charges

    October 19, 2014 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. attorney in New Orleans says a Boston man has pleaded guilty to drug charges brought in both Louisiana and Georgia. Kenneth Polite says 24-year-old Maximo Stiven Bernabel-Pena pleaded guilty Friday to drug conspiracy charges brought in Georgia. He says Bernabel-Pena was among 12 people indicted... more »
  • Police chief says he's not worried about investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 17, 2014 7:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Chief Scott Jones denied allegations made to a civil service commission surrounding how his department operates. Thursday, the Denham Springs Civil Service Commission began an investigation into the Denham Springs Police Department. A former officer accused the force of abuse of power and favoritism. Friday,... more »
  • La. leaders meet as Ebola and immigration loom check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 16, 2014 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers and local leaders met Thursday to discuss solutions to hot button issues affecting Louisiana On the agenda was immigration along the U.S. - Mexico border and Ebola. After three hours of discussion, though, no hard and fast solutions materialized. Lawmakers say the border issue... more »
  • Sheriff: attempted murder after victim pays for sex

    October 12, 2014 1:34 PM

    ZACHARY - East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies say a Central man, William Bottoms, 25, was arrested after he held a man at gunpoint and tried to rob him. Officials say Bottoms went to the victim's car and told him to give up his cash. When the victim said all... more »
  • Police raid home of suspected pharmacy burglar

    October 10, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Part of Evangeline St. in Baton Rouge was shutdown for two hours Friday while police raided a home. Three men were taken from the home in the 4600 block of Evangline. At least one is a suspect in pharmacy burglaries in several parishes. K-9's were released... more »
  • BRAVE unit announces drug, gun arrests

    October 9, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced ten arrests and several drug and gun seizures Thursday as the result of several recent BRAVE unit patrols through Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with BRPD said the arrests included some from proactive patrols around the Southern University homecoming game. McKneely said BRAVE officers... more »
  • Accused cocaine distributor arrested in Donaldsonville

    October 1, 2014 2:34 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Narcotics agents in Ascension Parish said they arrested an accused cocaine distributor last week after a three-month investigation. Officials said they arrested Warren Henry, 56, after he reportedly sold the drug to undercover agents on Sept. 26. Agents from the APSO Narcotics Division searched Henry's home... more »
  • Couple arrested on child cruelty, drug charges

    October 1, 2014 1:45 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested a couple on drug and child cruelty charges after investigators said the pair was found passed out in their truck at a traffic signal with their 2-year-old boy in the back seat. Walker police said they got a call Monday afternoon from a motorist who... more »
  • Couple busted for drugs with 4-year-old at home

    September 24, 2014 4:58 PM

    SORRENTO - Deputies said they arrested a man and his wife after the couple tried to deal drugs to undercover agents with their four-year-old girl in the home. Deputies from Ascension and Livingston parishes took Donald Sanford, 36 and his wife Chelsea Sanford, 22, into custody on Monday after... more »
  • Iberville Parish puts 31 accused drug dealers behind bars check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 17, 2014 6:12 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Dozens of accused drug dealers were locked up in Iberville Parish Wednesday. It was part of an 18-month undercover investigation that ended with 31 people behind bars, and the second roundup in Iberville Parish since Sheriff Brett Stassi took office two years ago. "I made it... more »
  • Man tells deputies to take him to jail

    September 9, 2014 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies said they arrested a man on drug charges following an investigation where they tracked a shipment of more than five pounds of high-grade marijuana to the man's apartment. Rueben Maurice Crawford, 29, was booked into jail Tuesday on drug distribution charges. Inside his apartment on... more »
  • What happens to homes after a meth lab bust? check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 5, 2014 5:18 PM

    ST. AMANT - Another residence in Ascension Parish is about to be added to the list of "meth lab" houses on the Department of Environmental Quality's website. Two people accused of operating a meth lab were arrested on Wednesday at their home on Highway 936 in St. Amant, and... more »
  • 'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2014 10:20 AM

    Women have a new weapon to protect themselves from date rape: nail polish. Four North Carolina State University students are developing a polish that can detect drugs associated with date rape. When dipped in a drink, the polish will change colors if the drink is laced. Once the product... more »

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