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Sheriff: Convicted felon caught selling drugs from phony 'tattoo business'

(Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
(Source: EBRSO) (Source: EBRSO)
Rodney Jermaine Johnson (Source: EBRSO) Rodney Jermaine Johnson (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A convicted felon was arrested Thursday evening after undercover narcotics detectives purchased heroin from the man's phony tattoo business.

Rodney Jermaine Johnson, 37, of Baton Rouge was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, methamphetamine, and heroin, distribution of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

After the undercover narcotics agents bought the heroin from Johnson, they issued a search warrant for the phony tattoo business on Harding Blvd. and found 98.3 grams of Crystal Meth, 4.1 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of heroin, 699 individual doses of oxycodone, a digital scale, and a semi-automatic pistol.

Reports say Johnson told detectives he had marijuana and a second pistol at his house. When deputies searched his house on Meadowland Drive, they found 265 more doses of oxycodone, two digital scales and approximately $60,000 in cash.

Johnson was arrested and taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. No bond has been set.

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