Arrests made after “organized and well orchestrated” pharmaceutical delivery truck heist in WBR


West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (Landry Battley Jr.)

PORT ALLEN, La. (BRPROUD) – A delivery truck operator was tied up and held at gunpoint on US Hwy 190 West.

The alleged carjacking took place around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday September 23.

The operator was driving a truck that was carrying pharmaceutical drugs.

Those drugs were worth more than $300,000, according to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

This “organized and well orchestrated” heist involved one person on a motorcycle and two people in a gray sports car.

The carjacking took place after the delivery truck was flagged over to the shoulder by the motorcyclist.

One of the three suspects drove away from the scene in the delivery truck.

The motorcyclist and sports car followed the delivery truck.

The delivery driver did not sustain any injuries during the carjacking.

According to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, “The delivery truck was quickly located by the Louisiana State Police Air Support abandoned in a field.”

Various pharmaceutical narcotics were missing from the delivery truck.

The Point Coupee Sheriff’s Office and West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office worked together and two suspects were apprehended without incident.

The two suspects who were arrested are listed below:

  • Landry Battley Jr. 24, of New Roads
  • Darrell Harris Jr., 29, of New Roads

WBRSO says, “Darrell Harris Jr. is being held in Pointe Coupee Parish as a fugitive from West Baton Rouge Parish and Landry Battley Jr. has been charged in West Baton Rouge Parish and no bond has been set.”

Investigators are trying to figure out who the third suspect is and where they are located at this time.

If you know anything about this incident or where the third suspect is located, please call the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at (225) 382-5200.

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