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  • LPSO cracks down on drugs during roundup 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 »
  • Drunk driver crashes into tailgating trailer

    October 27, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish said they arrested a man accused of driving while drunk after he crashed his truck into a tailgating party trailer while still on LSU's campus after Saturday night's game. The wreck happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Nicholson Drive... more »
  • Police seize stash of meth disguised as candles

    October 17, 2014 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics agents say a traffic stop of a passenger bus headed east on I-12 led to the arrest of a Texas man and the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine disguised as decorative candles early Thursday morning. Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Highway Interdiction... more »
  • Drugs found, man arrested during I-12 traffic stop

    September 25, 2014 4:50 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police arrested a Florida man after investigators said they found narcotics during a traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers arrested Alexander Pesante, 41, of Orlando after they stopped and searched his vehicle on I-12 near Hammond Thursday morning. Troopers said they became suspicious of... more »
  • TPSO deputies arrest accused crack dealer

    August 11, 2014 12:05 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested an accused crack cocaine dealer while patrolling in a high crime area of Ponchatoula last Thursday. Deputies said they were making their rounds near N. First Street on Aug. 7 when they saw a parked vehicle speed off as... more »
  • BRAVE Unit reports 11 narcotics arrests in 2 days

    August 7, 2014 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police BRAVE Unit reported 11 arrests in addition the seizure of narcotics, guns and cash during follow up investigations and patrols in Baton Rouge. On Tuesday, the BRAVE Unit began a follow up investigation of the first of two residences in the 1000... more »
  • APSO: Convicted felon arrested on drug charges

    August 6, 2014 2:52 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a convicted felon on drug charges in Donaldsonville Tuesday night. Detectives arrested Gregory Sharat, 33, after they searched his home on W. Hwy 18 and located pills, marijuana and a large quantity of cocaine. Detectives said they also seized... more »
  • Agents arrest 1 during tattoo parlor drug raid

    August 1, 2014 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics agents arrested the owner of a Harding Blvd. tattoo parlor and seized an array of street narcotics during a raid of the man's business last night. Agents searched the property owned by Rodney Johnson, 37, on the evening of July 31 after undercover detectives were... more »
  • 4 pounds of heroin seized in raid of Slidell home

    July 16, 2014 4:28 PM

    SLIDELL - Narcotics agents in St. John Parish seized 100 pounds of marijuana while conducting a traffic stop and seized nearly four pounds of heroin when they raided the vehicle owner's home in Slidell last Saturday. In April of 2014, FBI agents and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics... more »
  • 2 arrests made in Kentwood meth lab bust

    July 2, 2014 10:59 AM

    KENTWOOD - Deputies arrested two people on drug charges, placed their children in state custody and disassembled a methamphetamine lab after investigating a residence in Kentwood. Deputies arrested Sonya Boney, 27, and Adam Thibodeaux, 32, Monday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and operating a... more »
  • Four arrested with designer drugs

    July 1, 2014 3:58 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State Police arrested four Florida residents after narcotics agents found 20 pounds of drugs during traffic stops in West Baton Rouge Parish, a haul worth half-a-million dollars. Troopers said 32-year-old Tavis Williams, 43-year-old Maurice Jackson, 53-year-old Cecil Saddler, and 30-year-old Wilhelmina Foster worked together to try... more »
  • Arrest made after drug user 'caught in the act'

    June 24, 2014 1:21 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they caught a 28-year-old man in the act of injecting illegal narcotics and arrested him for several drug related offenses early Monday morning. A patrolling deputy said he was following up on recommended improvements to security at a recently burglarized deli... more »
  • One man arrested in Covington meth lab raid

    June 18, 2014 4:40 PM

    COVINGTON - A Tuesday morning search of a home north of Covington by narcotics agents led to the discovery of a recently active meth lab and one arrest, according to the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force. Agents said they received an anonymous tip that narcotics were being made... more »
  • Month-long investigation leads to steroid bust

    June 13, 2014 3:38 PM

    WALKER - Narcotics agents in Livingston Parish said a month-long investigation led to one arrest and the seizure of a large amount of illegal steroids on Wednesday. Todd Rouse, 41, was arrested after Walker Police searched his residence on Peggy Drive in Walker and found powdered testosterone and steroids... more »
  • Investigation leads to Gonzales drug bust

    June 5, 2014 3:38 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives from Ascension Parish and the Gonzales Police Department said they seized large quantities of drugs and arrested a suspected dealer following an investigation on Wednesday. Shandolan Carey, 36, of Gonzales is being charged with possession with intent to distribute several narcotics including cocaine, heroin, marijuana and... more »
  • 2 arrested in Baton Rouge drug bust

    June 3, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agents with a multi-agency narcotics task force said they made two arrests, seized drugs, cash and a handgun on Tuesday. Morrow Payton, 45, and Quinteller Jones, 36, are both charged with possessing with intent to distribute marijuana and ecstasy and additional gun charges. ... more »
  • BRPD traffic stops lead to 8 arrests, drugs seized

    May 29, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said two days of proactive patrolling resulted in eight arrests and the seizure of large quantities of a variety of street drugs in Baton Rouge. Officers said a traffic stop in the 1400 block of N. 38th St. on Wednesday evening led to the confiscation... more »
  • Former NFL players file suit

    May 21, 2014 6:12 AM

    ATLANTA - Tuesday was supposed to be a day of celebration for the NFL, as the league announced Minneapolis, Minnesota as the host city of the 2018 Super Bowl. Instead, the league is now addressing concerns following a new lawsuit. Former players accuse the league of putting profits ahead... more »
  • Doctor accused of prescribing narcotics for cash

    May 20, 2014 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and DEA agents arrested a Baton Rouge doctor after they said he prescribed narcotics to patients who didn't need them in exchange for money. Investigators accused James Hines, 64, of four different counts of drug distribution Tuesday afternoon. Baton Rouge Police said they received... more »
  • 24-year-old facing charges after Tigerland shooting Play Video

    May 2, 2014 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies shot a man in the head when gunfire was exchanged between him and authorities in Tigerland Friday afternoon the sheriff's office said. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux told WBRZ News 2, Lionel Gilmore, 24, was arrested on three counts of attempted murder on a deputy as well as... more »
  • Detectives: Two arrested with bags of cocaine

    April 24, 2014 6:25 PM

    BAKER - Authorities arrested two people after narcotics agents said they found bags of cocaine, an assault rifle, and cash at an East Baton Rouge home Thursday. Investigators arrested Jonathan Lewis, 31, and Latarsha Lewis, 30, on drug and weapons charges. Jonathan Lewis was also charged with four counts... more »
  • Man in 20s faces 6th DWI

    April 16, 2014 8:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - a 29-year-old faces his 6th DWI offense after State Police arrested him for causing a head-on wreck on February 1, 2014. State Troopers arrested Lee Edward Easley today on charges of DWI, reckless operation, negligent injuring and possession of marijuana. Investigators said Easley was driving... more »
  • Bar owners busted for illegal drug cocktails

    January 27, 2014 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A drug task force busted the managers of a restaurant in Baton Rouge on suspicion of serving up some illegal drug cocktails. Business partners Christopher Armstrong and Benjamin Landry are accused of using the IceHouse Restaurant on Airline Highway as a meeting place for illegal drug... more »
  • Man arrested after toddler found with AK-47, drugs

    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 »
  • Police make four arrests in BR narcotics investigation

    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 »
  • APSO: Two caught with heroin, synthetic marijuana

    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 »
  • Illegal prescriptions making the rounds Play Video

    March 7, 2013 10:19 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - The use and sale of illegal prescription drugs is on the rise around the country. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi says he's seen numbers in his parish become more prevalent than marijuana and cocaine charges. "With the easy access, you don't have to go look for... more »
  • Husband and wife face child porn, drug charges

    January 24, 2013 4:09 PM

    LORANGER - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish arrested a Loranger couple after investigators said they found drugs and child pornography in their home. Deputies arrested Richard W. Dunnington, 51, and his wife Lisa Fay Dunnington, 50, yesterday after a search of their residence. Investigators said they found several... more »
  • Narcotics officers cleaning up Zachary streets Play Video

    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 »
  • Three arrested in Baker narcotics investigation

    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 »
  • Eight inmates accused of trying to smuggle drugs into jail

    October 17, 2012 10:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Narcotics investigators in Livingston Parish charged eight inmates in their jail for being in on a plan to smuggle drugs into the detention center. On Oct. 3, deputies arrested two people they said were caught while trying to smuggle drugs such as methamphetamine and hydrocodone into the... more »
  • Two accused of trying to smuggle drugs into jail

    October 4, 2012 3:43 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish arrested two people after they said they caught them trying to smuggle drugs into the parish jail. Deputies charged Kennie Wascom II, 34, and Kimberly Blount, 29, with drug possession after their arrest Wednesday. Wascom was also charged with resisting arrest. ... more »
  • APSO: Man arrested, admits to selling crystal meth

    September 10, 2012 11:33 AM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Assumption Parish and said he was caught with several bags of crystal meth. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said narcotics agents arrested Tommy Donati, II of Berwick this past Friday in suspicion of possessing meth with the intent to distribute it, and... more »
  • LPSO: Deputies arrest man after finding marijuana

    August 1, 2012 4:46 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Deputies in Livingston Parish arrested a Springfield man in suspicion of selling marijuana. Sheriff's office spokesperson Lori Steele said narcotics agents arrested Brian Keith Williams, 41, after a search of his residence yesterday. Steele said deputies found more than a pound of marijuana and material to... more »
  • "Shake and Bake" meth lab allegedly found in Assumption home

    April 5, 2012 10:35 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force says it uncovered a "shake and bake" meth lab, marijuana and mushrooms at a home on Hwy. 1011 near Labadieville. Neil J. Templet, age 34, of 186 Highway 1011, Napoleonville, was booked with the creation or operation of a... more »
  • 4 arrested in narcotics sting

    March 16, 2012 8:46 AM

    The St. Mary Drug Task Force made four arrests in connection to a drug sting after executing search warrants. Bryson Bias is charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids. The second man arrested, Stephen... more »
  • School lockdown turns into false alarm

    January 24, 2012 9:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Press Secretary Casey Rayborn Hicks says a school is no longer on lockdown after a drug scare this morning. Hicks said a member of the FBI happened to be following a driver when they saw them throw what the FBI agent thought was... more »
  • Bar owner loses license over drug conviction

    December 19, 2011 4:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A felony conviction for narcotics has cost a Clayton, La., bar owner her liquor license. The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has revoked the state liquor permit issued to Frances Mae Williams, owner of Club 65. Williams recently received a narcotics-related felony conviction and no... more »
  • Two people arrested after rolling meth lab found Play Video

    November 29, 2011 5:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two people are under arrest after police found items used to make meth in a vehicle they were in. Matthew Watkins, 32, and Ashley Stewart, 27, were pulled over on Florida Boulevard near Lobdell just after midnight. Police found Sufuric Acid, Drain-O, fertilizer, bottles of acid and... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana seized at BR business

    July 27, 2011 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and federal authorities arrested a man this week after they said they found a lot of fake weed at his business. Sgt. Don Stone said Tim Tran, 39, was arrested Tuesday after a search of his business on Florida Boulevard, Tim's Wholesale, by Baton Rouge... more »
  • Authorities looking for armed pharmacy robber

    July 22, 2011 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for an armed man who robbed a Baton Rouge pharmacy early Friday morning. Sgt. Don Stone with Baton Rouge Police said the man came into the Walgreens at 4747 South Sherwood Forest Blvd. around 4:45 a.m., walked straight to the pharmacy and jumped... more »
  • Search warrant leads to the arrest of a man in Tangipahoa Parish

    June 30, 2011 2:02 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - Narcotics agents executed a search warrant which led to the arrest of a man in Tangipahoa. Police said they arrested Jeremy Coleman, 30, after an investigation at Coleman's home. Police said they found marijuana, prescription narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Coleman is charged with distribution of marijuana, possession... more »
  • Three arrested after marijuana found at business

    April 22, 2011 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics detectives found more than 36 pounds of marijuana and thousands in cash during a search of a Baton Rouge carpet-cleaning company this week. Sgt. Don Stone said detectives arrested 50-year-old Charlie Robins, 51-year-old Renee Sonnia Lee, and 52-year-old Gaylord G. Lee as a result of... more »
  • BRPD officer accused of stealing drug money

    April 13, 2011 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A five-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department was arrested this afternoon in suspicion of stealing money taken during narcotics investigations. Department spokesperson Sgt. Don Stone said Officer Michael Thompson, 27, resigned from the force before he was taken into custody this afternoon. Stone... more »
  • Marijuana, hashish and cash found during drug arrest

    March 31, 2011 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - Narcotics detectives seized drugs and cash and made one arrest during an investigation this week, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said narcotics agents arrested Stanely Langfield, 24, Wednesday night in suspicion of possession of hashish and possession with intent to distribute... more »
  • Drug arrests made on Burbank

    March 8, 2011 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The party ended on Mardi Gras for four Burbank Drive residents. The Baton Rouge Police Narcotics Detectives report around noon a narcotics investigation was conducted at 9989 Burbank Drive during which 8 lbs. of High Grade Marijuana, 10 dosages of LSD, 2 dosages of Loritab, 1... more »
  • Texas man arrested after drugs, cash found in his vechicle

    February 18, 2011 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics agents arrested a Texas man traveling through Baton Rouge after they said they found a large amount of marijuana and cash in his vehicle. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, agents with the Delta Narcotics Task Force arrested 35-year-old Jason Cox Thursday... more »
  • Nine meth labs found at Denham Springs residence

    January 5, 2011 3:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Three people were arrested and a baby taken into custody today, after narcotics agents found nine meth labs in a Denham Springs residence. Officers arrested 35-year-old Tanya Hayes, 28-year-old Joseph Tanner and 25-year-old James Hussey after a search of their residence just after midnight. Officers seized the... more »
  • Two arrested after meth lab found in Tangipahoa Parish

    January 4, 2011 12:01 PM

    KENTWOOD – Narcotics agents in Tangipahoa Parish have arrested two people after finding a meth lab at their residence. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 30-year-old Rachel Minton and 28-year-old Randy Davidson were arrested Monday. Warrants had been issued for them almost a month earlier, after deputies searched their residence in... more »
  • Ten arrested after St. Helena drug investigation

    December 23, 2010 5:01 PM

    ST. HELENA – Ten people have been arrested after a three-month long investigation into drug trafficking through St. Helena Parish. Starting in October, narcotics agents held surveillance and undercover operations targeting people with a history of drug arrests in the parish. They recorded numerous drug buys and sales throughout the... more »
  • Narcotics agents arrest four in Prairieville

    November 19, 2010 2:39 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Sheriff's deputies arrested four people after a raid at an Ascension Parish mobile home that also netted drugs, weapons and hundreds of dollars in cash. Deputies arrested Carl Tucker, Jr., as well as his brother Cole Tucker, 42-year-old Joe D. Samples and 28-year-old Niame Sanders. The arrests... more »
  • Narcotics officers find meth lab at business

    November 5, 2010 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Prairieville man has been arrested after narcotics investigators said they caught him making meth at his Baton Rouge business. 42-year-old John Thomas was arrested Thursday after the Baton Rouge Narcotics Unit searched his business, TNT Tint in Baton Rouge. Trooper Russell Graham said investigators approached Thomas’... more »
  • Drug buys lead to 22 arrests in Tangipahoa Parish

    November 5, 2010 2:57 PM

    HAMMOND – A month-long narcotics investigation has yielded 22 drug arrests for investigators in Tangipahoa Parish, and they said more are coming. Deputies and narcotics agents issued more than twenty warrants yesterday throughout the parish, mostly in Hammond. Nine other people have warrants out for their arrest in relation to... more »
  • Search warrant yields meth bust

    November 4, 2010 10:54 AM

    FLUKER-- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Agents found "one pot" of meth, during a search warrant this morning. It happened on Highway 10 in Fluker. Taylor was arrested and charged with manufacturing meth and possession of meth. more »
  • Three accused of making meth in Ponchatoula motor home

    October 27, 2010 5:46 PM

    Narcotics agents in Tangipahoa Parish recently caught three meth makers in the act, according to the sheriff’s office. 26-year-old Nicholas Rushing, 22-year-old Michael Wolbers and 21-year-old Renee Hanson were all arrested Tuesday after the sheriff’s office said they found them inside a motor home with an active meth lab in... more »
  • Marijuana, hundreds of pills seized in BR search

    October 27, 2010 4:00 PM

    SWAT and narcotics deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office seized marijuana and other drugs during a search of a home this afternoon. 27-year-old Denard Duheart was arrested at the residence on 39th Street in Baton Rouge; deputies blocked off that street as two vans of agents searched the... more »
  • Pedestrian struck in deadly crash was fleeing from police

    August 4, 2010 4:27 PM

    Update : The pedestrian struck on Interstate 10 westbound west of LA 415 late Monday night was fleeing from West Baton Rouge deputies and handcuffed at the time. Louisiana State Police said 39-year-old Walter Ellison, Jr., Rex, GA, was the passenger in a Kenilworth tractor trailer rig that was... more »
  • Agents seize package containing 22 lbs. of drugs

    July 30, 2010 11:16 AM

    A package containing 22 pounds of marijuana was intercepted by Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office Narcotics Agents yesterday. Markcalus Perry is charged with possession of marijuana and attempt to possess 22 pounds of marijuana. Agents were able to track and locate the package before the delivery on Oak Ridge Church... more »
  • Suspect in ongoing investigation turns herself in

    June 18, 2010 2:06 PM

    A suspect in an ongoing investigation into recent murders and other serious crimes in the area turned herself in to police earlier today. 25-year-old Walnita Decuir surrendered to police and was accompanied by her attorney. Decuir has been taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison to be booked on... more »
  • Officer placed on leave after shooting

    January 29, 2010 11:54 AM

    A Baton Rouge police officer is on administrative leave after investigators say he shot a man several times. It happened at a house on Boyd Avenue Thursday night. Police say narcotics detectives on patrol saw 30-year-old Wayne Heard standing on the front porch holding a large handgun. When the detectives... more »

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