EBRSO: Multi-week investigation into fentanyl distribution leads to arrest of “Bishop”

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East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – 41-year-old Travis Moore is behind bars after a recent investigation led by EBRSO Narcotics.

Moore is also known as “Bishop” and the investigation centered around narcotics distribution in EBR Parish.

According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, “Agents conducted numerous controlled purchases of fentanyl from Moore, which were captured on audio and video.”

After a three-week investigation, Moore was arrested and two locations were searched by multiple members of local law enforcement.

Image courtesy of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

These organizations took part in the search:

  • EBRSO Narcotics
  • EBRSO SWAT
  • EBRSO K-9
  • EBRSO Intelligence

The searches happened at locations on Antioch Rd. and Avis. Ave.

These items were seized during the searches:

  • 2.6 ounces of Fentanyl (street value $5,200)
  • 2.5 ounces of Methamphetamine (street value $1,000)
  • 2 handguns
  • $20,732 (pending seizure)

“This man was in possession of approximately 145 lethal doses of Fentanyl that he has been selling in our parish,” Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “I commend our detectives for their commitment and diligence to continuing to take dangerous drugs and criminals off our streets. We will continue to work with our local, state and federal partners to target dealers that are peddling death in our community.”

Moore is facing these charges:

  • PWITD Sch. II (Fentanyl)
  • PWITD Sch. II (Methamphetamine)
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm with CDS
  • Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Dist. of Sch. II (Fentanyl) (3 counts will be added at a later date)

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