11 arrested in city-wide drug bust, massive amount of drugs, wea - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

11 arrested in city-wide drug bust, massive amount of drugs, weapons, cash seized

(Source: BRPD) (Source: BRPD)
(Source: BRPD) (Source: BRPD)
(Source: BRPD) (Source: BRPD)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

During a Baton Rouge Police Department city-wide drug bust, 11 people were arrested, and a massive amount of narcotics, firearms and cash were seized.

The city-wide drug bust happened Thursday. This was the culmination of several short term investigations, along with a month long investigation into drug trafficking in the Zion City area.

"We hope that getting these drugs off the street will further our investigation, and we can find out where these drugs are coming from," said Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.

More than 30 guns, a number of assault rifles, some handguns, and even a grenade launcher were included in the items seized during the bust. Officials say even after the seizures and arrests, the investigation is just getting started.

"We're going to run all the guns to find out if they're stolen or if they have been used in any other crimes," said McKneely.

LSU Criminologist Ed Shihadeh says this bust and roundup can put a dent in violent crimes. 

"This plays a huge role in stemming other types of violence in Baton Rouge because in order to protect those markets, those drug markets, they have to reserve to robbery and they have to reserve to violence," he said.

Shihadeh says that violence includes murder.

Police say several of the 11 arrested are distributors selling drugs and pills to others. That is why Shihadeh says there will be fewer drugs to sell, not to mention the actual distributors themselves. He adds, even though the drugs were rounded up in Zion City, anyone can fall victim.

"These drugs don't stay there. They're made to be sold. They're made to be sold to my children, your children, everybody else's," says Shihadeh. "This is huge quantities of many different kinds of poisonous substances that enter our schools, they break up families and they destroy lives."

Below are a list of the seizures and persons arrested. 

Seizures:

Approx. 3,751.3 grams of suspected high grade Marijuana

Approx. 108.1 grams of suspected Heroin

Approx. 25.5 grams of suspected Methamphetamine

Approx. 424.4 grams of suspected Marijuana Wax

Approx. 417 grams of suspected liquid THC

Approx. 10.8 grams of suspected Cocaine

Approx. 6.1 grams of suspected MDMA

Approx. 5 grams of suspected Opium

Approx. 38 grams of suspected Psilocybin (Mushrooms)

8 dosage units of suspected Belladona and Opium

7 dosage units of suspected Clonazepam

4 dosage units of suspected LSD

3 dosage units of suspected Hydrocodone

3 dosage units of suspected Oxycodone

1 dosage unit of suspected Alprazolam

1 dosage unit of suspected Suboxone

30 firearms, which included assault rifles, handguns, shotguns, rifles and a grenade launcher

$140,468.00 U.S. currency

Arrests:

Catherine Willoughby, 26, PWITD Marijuana, PWITD Marijuana Wax, PWITD Oxycodone, PWITD Alprazolam

Cody Mack, 27, PWITD Heroin, PWITD Methamphetamine, PWITD Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm with CDS, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Resisting and Officer

Sean Krieg, 29, PWITD Marijuana, PWITD Cocaine, PWITD Opium, PWITD THC, PWITD LSD, PWITD MDMA, PWITD Clonazepam, PWITD Suboxone, PWITD Belladona and Opium, PWITD Psilocybin and Possession of a Firearm with CDS

Russell Jefferis, 28, PWITD Marijuana, PWITD Cocaine, PWITD Opium, PWITD THC, PWITD LSD, PWITD MDMA, PWITD Clonazepam, PWITD Suboxone, PWITD Belladona and Opium, PWITD Psilocybin and Possession of a Firearm with CDS

William Creft, Jr, 39, Possession of Hydrocodone, Possession of Marijuana- 2nd Offense, Possession of a Firearm with CDS and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon

Ronnie Byrd, 38, PWITD Cocaine

Joshua Valley, 24, Possession of Cocaine, Obstruction of Justice

Eric Duncan, 40, PWITD Marijuana, PWITD Cocaine, Possession of a Firearm with CDS, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon

Reginald Anderson, 35, PWITD Cocaine

Eric Polk, 30, Fugitive from EBRSO

Ricky Mitchell, 35, PWITD Marijuana, Obstruction of Justice

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:44:10 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:49:50 GMT

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    More >>

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    More >>
  • Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets

    Teen with cerebral palsy denied prom tickets

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:36:27 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:00:47 GMT
    Ashley Hamblin already has her dress picked out, but may not be able to wear it. (WSMV)Ashley Hamblin already has her dress picked out, but may not be able to wear it. (WSMV)

    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.

    More >>

    She has her dress, her date, and an extensive hair and makeup plan. It’s all in anticipation of her high school prom, but a Middle Tennessee teen was denied tickets.

    More >>
  • Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

    Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

        One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction.  She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>

    One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>
Powered by Frankly