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Detectives arrest two on cocaine charges

Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
Christopher Latimore Christopher Latimore
Robert Mitchell Jr. Robert Mitchell Jr.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities arrested two men Tuesday, saying they found 4 ounces of cocaine, worth over $6,000 on the street, in their possession.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office booked Christopher Latimore, 18, and Robert Mitchell Jr., 37, on charges of possession with intent to distribute, illegal carrying of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and possession of narcotics in a drug free zone.

Deputies said the pair was found with 2.5 ounces of cocaine, worth about $3,800 on the street, within 1,000 feet of LSU.

They reported witnessed tipped them off about the suspects, who were caught in their vehicle in the parking lot of Wendy's on Lake Street. According to investigators, one ounce of cocaine, $650 in cash and a loaded .40 caliber handgun was found in the vehicle.

Deputies believe Mitchell supplied drugs to Latimore, who then sold them. When they searched Mitchell's home, narcotics detectives found another 1.5 ounces of cocaine, digital scales and $2,200 in cash.

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