Police arrested 11 Baton Rouge residents — and seized drugs, cash, guns and a grenade launcher — after a monthlong drug trafficking investigation in the Zion City area.
Officers seized firearms, $140,000 in cash and narcotics, including marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, hydrocodone and oxycodone, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.
Police also rounded up assault rifles, handguns, shotguns, rifles and a grenade launcher, McKneely said.
The 11 arrested on Wednesday and Thursday are:
- Catherine Willoughby, 26, 9160 Contour Drive.
- Cody Mack, 27, 10311 Plaza Americana Drive.
- Sean Krieg, 29, 630 N. 6th St.
- Russell Jefferies, 28, 630 N. 6th St.
- William Creft Jr., 39, 6710 Cambridge Ave.
- Ronnie Byrd, 38, 5248 Packard St.
- Joshua Valley, 24, 5248 Packard St.
- Eric Duncan, 40, 5332 Packard St.
- Reginald Anderson, 35, of the 4000 block of Glen Oaks Drive.
- Eric Polk, 30, 4912 Monarch Drive
- Ricky Mitchell, 35, 4807 Packard St.
At least four of the suspects — Creft, Byrd, Valley and Duncan — are accused of running a drug operation together, McKneeley said.
When authorities executed a search warrant at Duncan’s house, they found him in the living room with the three other men, according to an arrest report. As police arrested him, Valley began eating a white powder substance they believe to be cocaine.
Along with nearly 25 grams of marijuana and a .40-caliber handgun, detectives found $103,581 in cash stashed in a dresser and in the wall of a bedroom closet, the arrest report says.