At least 35 people were arrested in an undercover drug sting in West Baton Rouge Parish on Thursday, including a former East Feliciana Parish teacher’s aide accused of selling her sick son’s prescription medications.
Keashu King-Wright, 41, is accused of selling her son’s prescription medications to an undercover agent, said Col. Richie Johnson, a West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman. The drugs she’s accused of selling included Xanax, morphine, Valium, Seroquel, oxycodone and clonazepam, booking records show.
The nine-month investigation targeted accused drug dealers across West Baton Rouge Parish, Johnson said.
The crackdown, led by the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, included undercover investigators from the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Port Allen Police Department, Johnson said.
While the alleged drug offenses all happened in West Baton Rouge Parish, arrests were made throughout the region, including Livingston Parish, Johnson said.
Authorities expect to make 65 total arrests by Monday, Johnson said. The investigation remains ongoing.
Editor’s note: This article was changed on Friday, Feb. 20, to reflect that the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office led a drug crackdown that led to 35 arrests.