BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – EBRSO Narcotics and the DEA Task Force recently conducted an investigation into a suspected drug trafficking organization.
The organization was allegedly run by Samantha Schmidt, 25, of Baton Rouge.
Electronic surveillance of Schmidt began on April 26.
On that date, the 25-year-old was seen entering a post office located on Longfellow Dr.
According to USPS, Schmidt dropped off two packages.
Both packages lacked a return name and had the same return address.
The address belonged a a State Farm business located on Monterrey Dr.
While under surveillance, Schmidt never showed up at that location.
A member of the U.S. Postal Service Inspection Service then took possession of the two packages.
On April 27, that member of USPS joined EBRSO Narcotics Agents and a member of the EBRSO Narcotics K-9 Team at the US Postal Inspectors Office in Baton Rouge.
What followed were two separate tests during which the K-9 identified narcotics in each package.
A search of the two packages on April 29 uncovered “over two pounds of marijuana” in each, according to the affidavit.
According to EBR Parish Jail records, the 25-year-old is charged with:
One count of Possession/Distribution Manufacturing Schedule 1 and one count of Possession/Distribution Manufacturing Schedule 2.
Schmidt was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Thursday, May 12.
Bond is set at $37,500 for Samantha Schmidt.