A 48-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly molesting and raping two girls several times during a two-year period beginning when the victims were about 11 years old, according to an arrest warrant.

The victims told authorities in February that Jonathan Shaffer had touched them inappropriately and raped them at his home at 7104 Meadow Park Ave., the warrant says.

Authorities had been unable to locate Shaffer since the report was made, the warrant says.

Shaffer was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of molestation of a juvenile and aggravated rape.

Local businessman jailed on drug counts

Police arrested a man on Tuesday for allegedly keeping about 4? pounds of synthetic marijuana at his business, a news release says.

Police searched Tim’s Wholesale at 4000 Florida Blvd. and found two kilograms — about 4? pounds — of a chemical called AM 2201, which is a synthetic cannabinoid, police spokesman Sgt. Donald Stone said in the news release.

Police also found other substances packaged as “herbal blend” and a large sum of cash, Stone said.

Tim Tran, 39, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.

Authorities book 3 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least three people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

• Katelyn Blackledge, 21, 4357 FM Road 995, Atlanta, Texas, first-offense DWI and improper turns.

• Kim Butler, 36, 6033 Silverleaf Ave., first-offense DWI, driver’s license suspended or revoked and improper lane usage.

• Percy Williams, 62, 3203 Singletary Drive, Baker, second-offense DWI, failure to signal, seat belt violation and improper turn.

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.