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EBRSO apprehends suspected drug dealer; seizes almost 7lbs of marijuana and meth

Drugs seized during arrest of Joshual Hilton. (Source: EBRSO) Drugs seized during arrest of Joshual Hilton. (Source: EBRSO)
Joshual Hilton, 31. (Source: EBRSO) Joshual Hilton, 31. (Source: EBRSO)
(Source: EBRSO) (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Friday, September 23 after being found with an assortment of drugs and after taking law enforcement on a pursuit.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office detectives obtained a search warrant for a resident on Silverest Ave. They attempted to make a traffic stop on the owner of the residence, 31-year-old Joshual Hilton, while on Old Hammond Hwy. Hilton refused to stop his vehicle. 

During the pursuit, Hilton was observed throwing bottle of liquid promethazine out of the window of his vehicle. Those bottles were later recovered. After a short pursuit, Hilton jumped out of his vehicle and fled on foot on Holt Dr. With the assistance of EBRSO SCAT and BRPD officers, officials were able to apprehend Hilton and enter the residence to execute the warrant.

Officials found the following items within the home:

  • 5.2 pounds of marijuana (high grade)
  • 4.4 pounds of methamphetamine (2 kilos)
  • 22 pints of promethazine syrup
  • Glock 23 40 cal (stolen through BRPD)
  • $36,739

Hilton was booked on the following charges:

  • Distribution and manufacturing of a schedule I drug
  • Distribution and manufacturing of a schedule II drug
  • Distribution and manufacturing of a schedule V drug
  • Possession of a firearm with drugs
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Illegal possession of a stolen firearm
  • Aggravated flight from an officer

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