BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two convicted felons were released on bond less than 24-hours after new arrests related to drug and gun possession.
The arrests happened at the same time Monday morning, but at different homes located on Madison Ave in Baton Rouge. Both cases were part of an undercover drug investigation launched several days before the search warrant was executed.
According to the probable cause report, deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Richard Chenevert, 53.
When deputies with the SWAT and K9 team searched the home, they allegedly found a .40 caliber pistol, .357 caliber pistol, 2.5 grams of crack, and 1 gram of marijuana.
Chenevert allegedly told deputies he knew the guns were in the home, but claims they are not his. The probable cause report notes that the drugs were found in his "man purse" and one pistol was found under the sofa on which he was sleeping.
According to court records, Chenevert has prior convictions for violation of a protective order, domestic abuse battery, possession of schedule II drugs, and burglary.
In the second search, deputies arrested Loran Carter, 40. During the search deputies claim to have found 2.5 grams of crack, 3 grams of marijuana, 81 valium, and 25 zolpidem.
Carter allegedly admitted the drugs were his and explained that he sold the drugs to "support his crack cocaine addiction."
Carter, according to court records, has prior convictions for domestic abuse battery, possession of marijuana, and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.
Both men were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Chenevert is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, felon in possession of firearm, and possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance. He was released after posting a $500 bond.
Carter is charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. His bond was set at $30,000.
In both cases the bond amount was set by Judge Bonnie Jackson.