Florida fugitive arrested in Ponchatoula, officers find over 800 illegal pills in home
PONCHATOULA - Police found a gun and over 800 pills of highly addictive painkillers after a struggle with a Denham Springs man.
The Ponchatoula Police Department went to a residence on Weinberger Road to try and find Landon McRaney, 21, and arrest him as a fugitive of Livingston Parish. According to police, McRaney was arrested after a brief struggle, at which point officers noticed a handgun on the kitchen table in plain sight.
Also on the kitchen table were two bags, in which 814 pills of oxycodone hydrochloride were found, a highly addictive narcotic painkiller. Officers also found 2.1 grams of suspected methamphetamines and multiple 600 mg Ibuprofen pills.
Police also found McRaney to be a wanted fugitive from a Florida county.
McRaney was arrested on several drug-related charges and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Pay raises for police and other city-parish employees approved by Metro Council
Police warning women of pervert around LSU lakes
Bad behavior surrounding drug store dumpster, neighbor's property tainted
After WBRZ report on teacher's child porn arrest, school system admits employee...
After 2-year-old's overdose death, family plans to sue state over DCFS failure