Narcotics Agents in Louisiana Arrest Suspect After Finding 4,480 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl, along with Heroin, and Cocaine
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana – Narcotics agents in Louisiana have arrested a suspect after discovering 4,480 lethal doses of fentanyl, along with heroin and cocaine.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) revealed on May 25, 2023, that over the previous several weeks, EBRSO Narcotics investigated a potential fentanyl and heroin trafficking enterprise managed by Amber Rose Johnson. Agents acquired fentanyl from Johnson during this investigation, which was recorded on audio/video. Authorities acquired four search warrants as part of this investigation for sites utilized by Johnson and other co-conspirators.
The search warrants were executed on May 25, 2023, by EBRSO Narcotics, with support from EBRSO K-9 and SCAT.
According to reports from EBRSO, 1 pound of Fentanyl (4,480 lethal doses), 2.2 pounds of Heroin, 1 ounce of Cocaine, 7 grams of Marijuana, Hydraulic kilo press (used to repress fentanyl/heroin after it is mixed and cut), Numerous scales, bags of cutting agents and respirator masks, a Glock handgun (.40 Cal), a Springfield handgun (9mm), and $27,683 was found during the investigation. All weights and counts are approximate totals.
Amber Johnson, 26, was arrested and charged with Distribution of Schedule II Fentanyl (3 counts), Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II (Fentanyl), Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I (Heroin), Possession with intent to distribute Schedule II (Cocaine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operation of a Clandestine Lab (Fentanyl), and Possession of a Firearm with Drugs (2 counts).
Authorities indicated that the investigation is ongoing.
EBRSO SCAT, EBRSO K9 (Patrol and Interdiction), and DEA Task Force assisted in the investigation.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.