Louisiana Man Arrested After Agents Reportedly Discover Heroin, Fentanyl, and Other Criminal Offenses During Traffic Stop
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana – A Louisiana man has been arrested after agents reportedly discovered heroin, fentanyl, and other criminal offenses during a traffic stop.
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann revealed on April 19, 2023, that they had arrested a New Orleans, Louisiana man on narcotics charges following an investigation conducted by the Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit.
SID Narcotics Unit agents in the Chalmette neighborhood performed a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Avalanche going near the intersection of Tyler Street and Victor Street for dark-tinted windows and blacked-out taillights.
During the investigation, agents reportedly discovered nine clear plastic bags containing heroin and fentanyl weighing a total of 29.5 grams and $1,706 in cash.
Johnson’s criminal background was investigated, and it was reportedly discovered that he has prior convictions for cocaine and marijuana possession, as well as a suspended driver’s license.
Steven Johnson, 29, of the 3800 block of Jena Street in New Orleans, was charged with cocaine possession, obscenity, intent to distribute heroin, intent to distribute fentanyl, transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses, obstruction, introduction of contraband into a correctional facility, window tint 30%, color of lamps/tail lights must be red, suspended driver’s license, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Johnson was transferred to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be charged on the previously mentioned charges based on the above findings.
His bond is set at $201,200.
Authorities indicated that citizens in St. Bernard Parish can report suspected illicit drug activity by calling the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673. Callers can remain anonymous.
Authorities indicated that anyone can call (504) 271-2501 to report any other criminal or suspicious activities.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.