Two separate drug busts led Livingston Parish sheriff’s deputies to 70 pounds of marijuana and almost three ounces of crack cocaine this week.
The marijuana, with an estimated street value of $84,000, was found during a search Thursday at 7450 Vincent Road in Denham Springs, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lori Steele said in a news release Friday.
Aniceforo Cruz-Garcia, 42, 8911 GRSI Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on a felony count of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I drug, Steele said.
He remained in jail Friday with a hold for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Steele said.
Sheriff’s detectives executed a separate narcotics-related search warrant Wednesday at the Springfield home of L.C. “Bo Jack” Brooks, recovering crack cocaine with a street value of about $7,600, Steele said.
Brooks, 45, 25581 Pardue Road, resisted and threatened detectives who were trying to obtain a DNA sample at the Livingston Parish Detention Center, Steele said. Detectives had a search warrant for the sample.
Brooks was booked on felony counts of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II drug and public intimidation and one misdemeanor count of resisting, according to online booking records. He remains in jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.
Laporche Morgan, 26, 25581 Pardue Road, was at the home during the Wednesday search and was found to be in possession of one alprazolam pill, Steele said.
Morgan was booked on felony counts of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II drug and possession of a Schedule IV drug, as well as misdemeanor counts of illegal use of a controlled drug in the presence of a minor and no driver’s license. She remains in jail in lieu of $60,858 bail.