BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Members of “Blue Print Kids,” a drug and firearms trafficking group accused of transporting drugs from Oregon to East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes, were arrested by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office on Monday.

EBRSO conducted four search warrants at residences on General Adams Avenue, N. Harrells Ferry Road, Stoneberg Avenue, and one location in Ascension Parish on Monday, June 27. The following was seized by agents:

  • 1.25 ounces of fentanyl (approx. street value $3,000)
  • 26 pounds of marijuana (approx. street value $52,000)
  • $78,111 (Pending seizure)
  • AR-15 upper· Anderson Arms AR-15 Pistol
  • Tippman AR-15 Pistol
  • Taurus semi-auto handgun
  • SCCY semi-auto handgun
  • SCCY semi-auto handgun
  • Glock semi-auto handgun
  • Numerous high-capacity magazines

The sheriff’s office identified members of Blue Print Kids as 27-year-old Ethan Hendricks, 28-year-old Jacquel Bellard, 28-year-old Marcus Elam, and Quinton Rogers. EBRSO said there are several other co-conspirators, however, their arrest warrants will be issued later.

EBRSO said before agents searched the home on General Adams Avenue, Bellard was seen running to his vehicle from the home with two suitcases. As he attempted to flee in the vehicle, authorities conducted a traffic stop and he crashed into a house on General Mouton Avenue before allegedly fleeing on foot.

The sheriff’s office said Bellard was apprehended and authorities found a bag filled with money and a handgun and two large suitcases with 10 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana.

Bellard was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm with drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony hit and run, aggravated obstruction highway of commerce, aggravated flight from an officer, and no driver’s license.

Hendricks was booked into Ascension Parish Jail on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm with drugs, and three counts of drug possession.

Elam was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm with drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Assisting divisions and agencies were EBRSO SCAT, EBRSO K-9, EBRSO Intel, APSO Narcotics, EBRSO Uniform (Gardere), EBRSO Traffic, EBRSO Construction Services, and DEA Baton Rouge.