BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says a small child was found inside a vehicle with drugs while narcotics agents were taking the child’s father into custody following a drug investigation.

EBRSO arrested 29-year-old Terelle Willis, who is also known as “Self Made Shark,” on several charges Monday.

The sheriff’s office notes that while agents were taking Willis into custody at a grocery store, his child was found unattended inside a vehicle with drugs inside. EBRSO said 17.2 grams of fentanyl was found in a vehicle seat pocket near the child.

Investigators said the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services was contacted and notified of the incident.

Searches took place at locations in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. EBRSO said the following was seized in EBR:

  • 17.2 grams of fentanyl
  • Four pounds of marijuana
  • 18 dosage units of Oxycodone
  • 14 dosage units of Xanax
  • Taurus .45 caliber handgun
  • Three digital scales
  • Pill press
  • Blender with fentanyl residue
  • Documented currency utilized in the controlled purchases

The sheriff’s office said marijuana, fentanyl, and $4,700 in cash were seized by Livingston Parish deputies.

Willis was arrested on charges of four counts of distribution of fentanyl, three counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, CDS in the presence of a minor, and child desertion.