EBRSO: Investigation leads to seizure of drugs and guns in Baton Rouge


East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office was recently tipped off to the possibility of drugs being distributed in the area.

An investigation ensued involving EBRSO Narcotics.

That investigation led to a request for two-search warrants and an affidavit warrant.

Those warrants were for 48-year-old Bobby James.

According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, “On December 16th, 2021, Narcotics Agents with assistance from EBRSO K-9 apprehended James and executed search warrants.”

The search warrants were executed at locations on Silverleaf Ave. and N. 46th St.

Investigators seized these items during the searches:

  • 7.6 pounds of powder cocaine (street value $103,000)
  • 7.7 ounces of crack cocaine (street value $9,250)
  • 1.3 pounds of heroin (street value $40,000)
  • 1.9 ounces of black tar heroin
  • 21.2 grams of methamphetmaine
  • 5 dosage units of pressed Fentanyl pills
  • 5.6 ounces of marijuana
  • 73 dosage units of Morphine pills
  • $32,365 (pending seizure)
  • Cobra .380 handgun
  • Keltec 12 gauge shotgun
  • Knight .50 cal. rifle
  • Astra 9mm semi auto handgun

EBRSO Narcotics, EBRSO K-9 and EBR DA Office CSU all helped with this investigation and arrest.

James is currently in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison facing these charges:

  • Distribution of Schedule II (Cocaine)
  • PWITD Sch. I (Heroin)
  • PWITD Sch. I (Black Tar Heroin)
  • PWITD Sch. II (Fentanyl)
  • PWITD Sch. II (Powder Cocaine)
  • PWITD Sch. II (Crack Cocaine)
  • PWITD Sch. II (Meth)
  • Poss. of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Poss. of a Firearm with CDS
  • Agg. Flight
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bond has not been set for 48-year-old Bobby James.

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