KLOTZVILLE — An Assumption Parish man was arrested Tuesday after sheriff’s narcotics agents found an array of drugs, as well as firearms in his home where two minor children were present, Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon said.
Following an extensive narcotics investigation, officers served a warrant shortly before midnight on Tuesday at the home of Murphy Williams Jr., 35, 138 Virginia St., in the community of Klotzville, Falcon said in a news release.
Narcotics agents found Williams on the porch along with bags of marijuana, Xanax, methamphetamine and suspected oxycodone, hydrocodone and Ecstasy, the news release said.
Agents recovered additional amounts of controlled dangerous substances inside the home, as well as more marijuana, the Sheriff’s Office said.
A .45 caliber Glock handgun and a 9mm Ruger handgun were also seized, along with ammunition and $1,300 in cash, the report said.
The two minor children in the home were placed in the care of a family member, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Williams was booked into the Assumption Parish jail in Napoleonville on counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Ecstasy (or MDMA), methamphetamine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and Xanax, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Additional counts against Williams were possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearms by a convicted felon, possession of firearms in the presence of controlled dangerous substances and possession of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of juveniles, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Bail had not yet been set as of Friday morning.
In another incident Tuesday night, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after getting a tip that he might be selling marijuana from his car parked near a bar in Bertrandville.
When deputies approached the gold-colored car parked near Jamison’s Bar and Lounge on La. 1, Brandon Harris, 32, 150 Pecan St., Bertrandville, left the car, walked toward the bar, then returned to speak to deputies but suddenly ran off, Sheriff Falcon said in a news release.
After a chase, officers arrested Harris. Marijuana, amphetamines, a grinder and other drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle, according to the report.
Harris was booked into the Assumption Parish jail on counts of resisting an officer, second offense felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to distribute amphetamines, the Sheriff’s Office said.
A bond hear for Harris is pending.