8+ lbs marijuana, other drugs seized in Port Allen; 2 arrested

8+ lbs marijuana, other drugs seized in Port Allen; 2 arrested
Earl Bridgewater, DOB: 10/18/1994 and Darian Claiborne, DOB: 11/18/1994 (Source: WBRSO)

PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - A large amount of drugs was seized in Port Allen Thursday night, and two arrests were made, say officials with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Around 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, agents with the River West Narcotics Task Force, which is made up of law enforcement officers from WBRSO, the Port Allen Police Department, and the Addis Police Department, executed a search warrant at a home on Oregon Avenue.

Agents reportedly seized:

  • 8.7 lbs of marijuana
  • 6.2 g of cocaine
  • MDMA
  • alprazolam
  • firearm
(Source: WBRSO)

Two men were arrested as a result of the search.

Darian Claiborne, 24

  • Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana
  • Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine
  • Possession with the intent to distribute MDMA
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances

Earl Bridgewater, 24

  • Bench warrant

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