EBRSO seizes 1,000 lethal doses of fentanyl, 14 guns during drug bust
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - An investigation into drug trafficking has led to multiple arrests and the seizure of approximately $45,000 worth of fentanyl/heroin and 14 guns, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
Narcotics agents, with help from other officials, looked into the alleged drug trafficking activities of Damond Williams and Kadarrine Williams during this two-month investigation, according to the sheriff’s office.
EBRSO reports that law enforcement executed four search warrants on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the following locations: 9566 S. Choctaw Dr. (Major Motors LLC), 7577 Oakmount Dr., 13392 Magnolia Square Dr. in Central, and 10717 Grace Ln.
During their investigation, officials seized the following:
- 1.25 pounds of Fentanyl/Heroin mixture (approx. street value $45,000)/(approx. 1,132 lethal dosages of fentanyl/heroin)
- 13 pounds of marijuana (approx. street value $26,000)
- 1 pound of marijuana edibles (approx.)
- 147 dosage units of Oxycodone (approx. street value $4,000)
- 2 dosage units of Xanax
- $12,448 (pending seizure)
- 7 Semi-automatic handguns
- 6 Semi-automatic rifles
- 1 pump shotgun
- Over 1000 rounds of ammunition
- Numerous high-capacity magazines
Officials arrested and booked the following people during this investigation:
- Damond William, 28, was charged with distribution of marijuana; possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and marijuana; possession of a firearm with CDS; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Kadarrine Williams, 29, was charged with distribution of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and marijuana; possession of a firearm with CDS; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Dewayne Grace, 29, was charged with possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone and Xanax.
- Brandon Williams, 40, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and THC edibles; possession of a firearm with CDS; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“I’m proud of the hard work by our Narcotics division and all those that assisted in this investigation that resulted in removing deadly drugs, criminals, and weapons off our community streets,” EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “These types of investigations are a big step at making the parish safer. I’m so appreciative for the funding allocated by Senator White allowing us to dedicate more resources to go after these high-level traffickers who play a prominent role in violent crimes in our area.”
For this investigation, EBRSO reportedly used state funding Sen. Mack “Bodi” White recently appropriated to combat fentanyl trafficking in the parish.
“This is a highly-lethal drug that is killing people in East Baton Rouge Parish at an alarming rate,” Sen. White said. “I have heard of too many families broken due to the deadly impact of this drug on our community streets. I felt like it was imperative that we dedicate the funds needed to our local law enforcement in order to combat this epidemic. I am pleased to see that it is quickly yielding results that will save lives.”
Several divisions assisted EBRSO narcotics, including SWAT, SCAT, K-9, intel, uniform patrol, and dispatch. DEA Task Force, Central Police Department, and Zachary Police Department also helped.
“I am pleased that our officers were able to be a part of the collaborative effort to get this poisonous drug off the streets of our community,” Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran said. “I am committed to continuing these efforts with the EBR Sheriff’s Office to keep our city safe.”
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