BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A judge revoked the bond of an accused drug dealer who was arrested following a drug bust at a church on Tuesday.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) completed an investigation leading to a drug bust in three locations and the arrest of 27-year-old Hakeem Allen.
Allen’s bond was previously set at $43,000 upon his arrest.
EBRSO Narcotics says it received information from another agency that was investigating an overdose death that occurred in July 2021. Officials say the body was found on the same property where the drugs were purchased.
According to the victim’s friend, the victim allegedly bought drugs from Allen before he was found dead.
While investigating Allen, EBRSO agents say they recorded multiple purchases of fentanyl and heroin involving Allen.
Agents eventually obtained search warrants for Allen’s three narcotics distribution operations:
- 5200 block of Paige Street
- 200 block of W. Magnolia Street
- 1700 block of N. 48 Street
During the search, Allen allegedly tried to escape, and in so doing, also threw away a handgun, almost two ounces of fentanyl, and a quarter pound of marijuana. But officers were able to catch Allen.
The sheriff’s office says the bust consisted of half a pound of fentanyl, 20 grams of methamphetamine, 9 grams of crack cocaine, 20 grams of powder cocaine, 42 dosage units of Hydrocodone, 18 THC vape cartridges, 8 ounces of marijuana, a pint of promethazine syrup, 5 pounds of mannitol, 100 dosages of suboxone, 2 fentanyl/heroin presses, numerous scales, $71,500, 4 handguns, 2 rifles, 2 shotguns, and rounds of ammunition.
Allen was arrested on charges of distribution of fentanyl, distribution of heroin, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone, possession of a firearm with drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting by flight.
“I’m proud of the hard work by our Narcotics division and all those that assisted in this investigation that resulted in removing deadly drugs, criminals, and weapons off our community streets,” EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said.