Search of local home leads to discovery of gun, cash, marijuana and large amount of fentanyl

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Louisiana State Police

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – On Wednesday, November 3, a search warrant was executed at a home in Baton Rouge.

The search warrant was attained after a month long investigation by the Louisiana State Police.

The Louisiana State Police Narcotics Unit and Louisiana State Police SWAT assisted in the arrest of a Baton Rouge man named Bennie Selvage.

According to the Louisiana State Police, “Over the past month, Investigators began investigating Selvage for distribution of fentanyl and heroin in East Baton Rouge Parish.”

A search of the home on 75th Ave. uncovered these items:

  • $6,798.70 in U.S. currency
  • A .38 caliber revolver
  • 43 grams of fentanyl
  • 18 grams of marijuana were seized

Selvage is currently in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

The 60-year-old is facing these charges:

  • LRS 40:966 Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl
  • LRS 14:95E Possession of a Firearm with Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • LRS 14:95.1 Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Fugitive from East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (Failure to Register as a Sex Offender)

The Louisiana State Police would like to remind everyone about the dangers of fentanyl.

LSP provided details about the drug below:

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine, but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Fentanyl is one of the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths in the United States. One kilogram of fentanyl could result in the death of 500,000 people. Citizens who observe suspicious activity in our local communities and across our state can report suspicious activity anonymously through the Louisiana State Fusion Center at http://lsp.org/help.html.

Bond for Bennie Selvage is set at $40,000.

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