“Chicken Red” among six arrested in multi-parish heroin investigation


East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of six people including a juvenile.

These arrests stem from a month-long investigation into the “street level distribution of heroin being operated by a group in the Dixie area of Baton Rouge.”

EBRSO provided a list of the suspects who were arrested and what they are charged with below:

41-year-old Elton Kelly aka “Bird”

  • Distribution of Heroin (affidavit warrant)
  • Poss. of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

44-year-old Kendrick Carter aka “Chicken Red”

  • Distribution of Heroin
  • Poss. of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon


  • Fugitive from Texas (Parole violation for Aggravated Robbery)
  • Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm
  • Att. Simple Escape

19-year-old Rashawn Alexander

  • Bench Warrant for Domestic Abuse Battery
  • Att. Simple Escape
  • Unauthorized Use of a Movable

18-yer-old David Hastings

  • Unauthorized Use of a Movable
  • Simple Criminal Damage to Property
  • Att. Simple Escape

40-year-old Latoshas Kelly (Booked in Livingston Parish)

  • PWITD Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)
  • Poss of Schedule II CDS (Oxycodone)
  • Poss of Schedule II CDS (Hydrocodone)
  • Poss of Firearm with CDS
  • Poss of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Use of CDS in presence of Minors

A total of eight search warrants were executed in East Baton Rouge Parish and Livingston Parish.

Those search warrants led investigators to discover these items:

  • $19,285-3 semi-automatic high caliber rifles
  • 10 handguns (one reported stolen)
  • 1 shotgun
  • 3/4 pound of marijuana
  • 20 Hydrocodone
  • 13 Oxycodone
  • Zero turn lawn mower and echo backpack blower

Multiple agencies and divisions assisted EBRSO Narcotics during this investigation.

Those agencies and divisions are listed below:

  • EBRSO K-9
  • EBRSO Intel
  • EBRSO Uniform (K-Sub)
  • ATF Task Force
  • DEA Task Force
  • LSP Narcotics
  • LPSO Narcotics

Undercover purchases of heroin were made during this investigation.

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