Children present at Napoleonville home during drug raid _lowres

Rodney Keller

A Napoleonville man was booked Thursday on several drug charges after detectives discovered cocaine and crack cocaine in his home, where his two minor children live, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said.

Following a tip alleging illegal drug activities at the home of Rodney Keller, 30, 315 Philosopher St., officers with the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and SWAT team served Keller with a search warrant on Thursday, Waguespack said in a news release.

Officers found cocaine and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $1,000; a loaded .357 caliber revolver and almost $500 in cash, according to the news release.

The SWAT team was involved as a precaution, spokesman Officer Deputy Robert Martin said. Keller has prior convictions related to narcotics, according to the news release.

Keller was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession of drug paraphernalia; carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon; illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile; and possession of a firearm in the presence of a juvenile.

His bail had not been set as of Friday afternoon.

Keller’s two children were released to a relative, Martin said.