GONZALES — A Baton Rouge man was arrested on counts of heroin distribution late Thursday after Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives saw a drug deal take place in a business parking lot, according to Chief Tony Bacala.
Irvin Mitchell, 32, 8746 Elvin Drive, Apt. 6, Baton Rouge, was booked on three counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute heroin; illegal possession of stolen firearms; failure to appear in court; and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of felonies, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
During Mitchell’s arrest, a vehicle pulled into the parking lot and immediately left, raising the suspicion of deputies.
When deputies followed it down La. 621 to Prairieville and made a traffic stop, a passenger, later identified as Austin Roddy, 24, ran from the vehicle.
Roddy, 13343 Roddy Road, Gonzales, was arrested on counts of resisting an officer and criminal trespassing. He told officers he ran because he thought there was an active warrant for his arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Both men were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.