Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested two men in separate drug-related incidents, both of whom already were out on bond in previous drug arrests, Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said.
Following a tip that Donald Gaddis, 33, was distributing cocaine, detectives searched his home at 15227 Joe Sevario Road in Gonzales and found cocaine, oxycodone, marijuana and Suboxone, with a total street value of about $6,000, Webre said in a release.
Gaddis had been out on a $20,000 bond stemming from a September arrest in which he had been charged with traffic violations, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Gaddis was booked into Ascension Parish Jail on Wednesday on new counts of distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and possession with intent to distribute Suboxone.
Bail for Gaddis has been set at $250,000.
In the other arrest, Ascension Parish sheriff’s detectives booked Michael Howard, 34, 304 Claiborne St., Donaldsonville, into jail after drugs were found in Howard’s vehicle during a traffic stop, Webre said.
Detectives found marijuana and a codeine liquid in the vehicle, Webre said in a release.
Howard also was wanted on a bench warrant and didn’t have a valid driver’s license or registration papers for the vehicle he was driving. Howard was out on a $25,000 bond on possession with intent to distribute marijuana in July, Webre said.
Howard was arrested Wednesday on a count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana, failure to signal and no driver’s license, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
He was released on bail Thursday after posting a $31,377 bond.