Drug-laced pralines found by East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

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December 11, 2013 – Savannah, GA USA – A box of warm Pralines ready to eat.

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) arrested a Baton Rouge man Wednesday morning whom they say was in possession of fentanyl-laced praline candy.

Reco Andrews, 22, was the subject of an investigation by the EBRSO Narcotics Unit prior to his arrest.

Reco Andrews, 22, was taken into custody after the EBRSO Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at a home in the 2800 block of 68th Avenue. Andrews was the subject of an investigation prior to the issuance of the search warrant, according to EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks.

Deputies recovered a large stack of cash, drug paraphernalia and drugs from the scene.

At the scene, deputies allegedly recovered 51.6 grams of praline candy containing suspected fentanyl, with a street value of $4,000. Additionally, authorities said they discovered 4.8 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $23,899 in currency.

Andrews will be charged with two counts of Distribution of a Schedule II Narcotic, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Schedule I Narcotic.

The EBRSO Narcotics Unit was assisted by the EBRSO Swat Team and K-9 Unit.

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