Special Investigations Division arrests couple and finds crack, powder cocaine, heroin, a stolen gun and $3,000 cash

Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Filed under: SBSO News
Janice Johnson

Janice Johnson

Kentrel Richard

Kentrel Richard

Gun, cocaine, heroin,  cash and drug paraphernalia seized.

Gun, cocaine, heroin, cash and drug paraphernalia seized.

For the second time in a week, Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division agents have found crack and powder cocaine and a gun, this time along with heroin and $3,000 cash in the arrest of a couple, one of whom is a convicted felon, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Agents, acting on information, obtained a search warrant for from a judge for 2113 Gina Drive in eastern St. Bernard on Oct. 12.

Before they executed it, the couple who lived there drove off separately and were both stopped on traffic charges, the sheriff said.

The man who drove one vehicle, Kentrel Richard, 29, the convicted felon, didn’t have a valid driver’s license, and also had other infractions including an altered license tag. He was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison.

Janice Johnson, 26, the woman who lived at 2113 Gina, was driving a vehicle with a two-year-old girl inside and didn’t have a proper child restraint. She also had warrants out for her arrest out of New Orleans and Gretna. Johnson was also transported to jail

Both were told by officers they had a warrant to search their residence.

Once in the home, Sheriff Pohlmann said, officers found 14 grams of powder cocaine, eight grams of crack cocaine, a handgun reported stolen in Jefferson Parish, some $3,000 in cash, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the sheriff said.

Additionally, a search warrant was obtained for Richard’s vehicle, where a gram of heroin was recovered.

Total value of the drugs found was about $2,300.

Both the man and woman are being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison pending a bond appearance before a judge. Because Richard is a convicted felon on parole, a parole violation was also placed on him.

Richard and Johnson were both booked with possession with intent to distribute crack and powder cocaine, with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm in connection with controlled dangerous substances, illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of a minor, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Richard was also booked with heroin possession.

They were both also booked on the violations involving their traffic stops.

Last week, SID agents arrested two brothers in Chalmette and seized crack and powdered cocaine, an assault rifle and a handgun.