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Infant toted to heroin deal; 6 arrested in bust

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Top Row: Jordan Collins, Terry Brown, Tyler Matto. Bottom Row: Tara Johnson, John Kirk, Kayley Hutchings (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) Top Row: Jordan Collins, Terry Brown, Tyler Matto. Bottom Row: Tara Johnson, John Kirk, Kayley Hutchings (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reports six narcotics arrests in the past 48 hours in Prairieville, LA. During the drug bust, deputies noticed two of the accused drug dealers brought along their infant.

Detectives say Kayley Hutchings, 20, of St. Amant, Tyler Matto, 21, of Baton Rouge and Jordan Collins, 24, of Baton Rouge sitting in the parking lot of a Prairieville business. Hutchings was an employee of the business. Deputies saw Collins with Heroin in his lap.

During a search of the vehicle, detectives found more Heroin, hypodermic needles and an Oxycodone pill.

Detectives learned that Collins distributed the Heroin to Matto and Hutchings. According to APSO, all three showed signs of injecting the drug into their arms and admitted to using the drug in the parking lot.

In addition to the drug charges, Kayley Hutchings and Jordan Collins had active bench warrants for their arrests.

During the course of the investigation detectives learned that a trio were interested in selling illegal narcotics to Collins, Hutchings, and Matto and were to meet in the same parking lot on April 30.

Narcotics detectives learned John Kirk, 25, of Baton Rouge was headed to Ascension Parish to sell a quantity of Heroin. Narcotics detectives located John Kirk's vehicle in the parking lot of the local business in Prairieville and placed him under arrest. Narcotics detectives also arrested passengers Tara Johnson, 22, of Baton Rouge and Terry Brown, 21, of Baton Rouge.

Narcotics detectives located a quantity of heroin in Brown's possession. John Kirk and Tara Johnson also brought their infant child to what they believed to be a drug deal.

Collins was charged with possession of schedule I CDS (Heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of schedule I CDS (Heroin), and a bench warrant. He is incarcerated at the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.

Hutchings was charged with possession of schedule I CDS (Heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, and four counts bench warrants. She is currently incarcerated at the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.

Matto was charged with possession of schedule I CDS (Heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of schedule II CDS (oxycodone). He is currently incarcerated at the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.

Kirk was charged with attempt to distribute Schedule I CDS (Heroin), possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in presence of a juvenile, cruelty to a juvenile, and possession with intent to distribute schedule I CDS (Heroin). He is currently incarcerated in the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.

Johnson was charged with principal to distribution of schedule I CDS (Heroin), possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, principal to possession with intent to distribute schedule I CDS (Heroin), possession of CDS in presence of juvenile, and cruelty to juvenile. She is currently incarcerated at the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.

Brown was charged with attempted distribution of Heroin, possession with intent to distribute Heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug, possession of CDS in presence of juvenile. He is currently incarcerated at the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.

Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division at 225-621-8350 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or by calling Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

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