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SBSO ARRESTS THREE BROTHERS ON VARIOUS NARCOTICS CHARGES

Posted: September 22nd, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

SBSO ARRESTS THREE BROTHERS ON VARIOUS NARCOTICS CHARGES

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested three brothers on Monday, Sept. 20 on various narcotics charges following an investigation conducted by the Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Nicholas Russell, 24, of the 50 block of Randazzo Drive in St. Bernard, was booked with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute counterfeit schedule II narcotics, possession of Suboxone, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Troy Russell, 28, of the 30 block of Coffee Drive in Chalmette, was booked with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of methamphetamines, six counts of possession with the intent to distribute schedule II narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Russell, 22, of the 100 block of East Celestine Street in Chalmette, was booked with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute counterfeit schedule II, possession of Suboxone, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After obtaining information that the Russell brothers were engaged in illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish, SID Narcotics Unit agents opened an investigation. Based on their findings, agents obtained search warrants for residences in the 100 block of East Celestine Street in Chalmette and the 8400 block of Livingston Avenue in Chalmette, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

During the execution of search warrants at the two residences, agents recovered 9.72 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of $32,640 and 30.7 ounces of marijuana with a street value of $17,199. They also recovered Suboxone, Amphetamine, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, digital scales and small clear plastic packaging bags.

In addition, the Sheriff said agents seized $8,119 in cash and two handguns, a Smith & Wesson M&P .9mm Shield and a Glock 22 .40 caliber.

A criminal history background check was conducted on all three subjects, which revealed Troy Russell has several prior narcotics arrests and Nicholas Russell has several prior narcotics arrests, as well as a conviction.

All three subjects were transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked on the above charges.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests New Orleans man for

Posted: July 19th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized, Wanted | Tags: , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests New Orleans man for
illegally firing a weapon and hiding it in playpen

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a New Orleans man after he fired a weapon in a residential neighborhood and then hid it inside a child’s playpen, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Jonathan Gooden, 21, of the 12000 block of North I-10 Service Road in New Orleans, was booked with illegal discharge of a firearm.

On Friday, July 16, 2021, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to multiple calls about shots being fired near the 2900 block of East St. Bernard Highway in Meraux.

When deputies arrived on the scene, witnesses said they saw an unknown male subject fire off in the air between three and five shots and then begin walking westbound on St. Bernard Highway.

Shortly after, deputies located a male subject, later identified as Gooden, who fit the description of the suspect walking near the 2000 block of Munster Boulevard.

During the course of the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify Gooden as the suspect through eyewitness accounts and video surveillance.

Several spent, full metal jacket hollow point casings were found at the scene on East St. Bernard Highway, and detectives also recovered the gun, a Draco AK47 semi-automatic assault style rifle, hidden under toys in a child’s playpen inside the home of Gooden’s relative in the 2000 block of Munster Boulevard in Meraux.

Once in custody, Gooden admitted to detectives he fired the gun because he wanted to see what it sounded like.

Sheriff Pohlmann said no one was injured in the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Citizens who want to share information with detectives about this incident or any other criminal activity pertaining to St. Bernard Parish or any of its residents, can do so by calling the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501. They also can call the Criminal Investigations Bureau’s tip hotline, (504) 271-TIPS or 8477. Callers can leave a detailed message, and either choose to provide their contact information, or remain anonymous.
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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests woman for practicing dentistry without a license

Posted: July 8th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests woman for practicing dentistry without a license

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman for unlawfully practicing orthodontics in St. Bernard Parish, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Aireon Davis, 28, whose last known address was in the 1200 block of Mehle Avenue in Arabi, was booked Wednesday, July 7 with two counts of practicing dentistry without a license.

On June 22, Sheriff Pohlmann said, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau received a complaint from the parent of a 15-year-old female who said Davis put braces on their child’s teeth without their consent and charged her a fee.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned Davis was advertising the illegal orthodontic business on Instagram under the account “bracee_yourself,” and running it out of her apartment.

Based on this information, detectives obtained a search warrant for Davis’ apartment, where detectives retrieved various dentistry tools and supplies from the residence.

Louisiana law prohibits anyone from practicing dentistry without first being authorized and issued a license by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. According to the board, Davis does not have a license to practice dentistry in Louisiana.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has been a victim of Davis unlawfully practicing dentistry on them is asked to contact the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (504) 271-TIPS or 8477.


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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Meraux man for

Posted: May 27th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Meraux man for

attempted second degree murder after shooting a man from Violet

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Meraux man for shooting a man from Violet whom he had been feuding with over a woman, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Gabriel Nelson, 29, of the 2000 block of Walkers Lane in Meraux, was booked Thursday, May 27 with attempted second degree murder.

On Wednesday, May 26, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Sheriff Pohmann said, deputies responded to a call about a male suffering from a gunshot wound in the 3000 block of Stacie Drive in Violet.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a male victim lying in the grass of an empty lot suffering from three gunshot wounds to his upper left thigh.

The victim was transported to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries. Sheriff Pohlmann said no one else was injured in the incident.

During the course of the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify Nelson as the shooter through eyewitness accounts, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Nelson turned himself in and was booked on the above charge. A criminal history check was conducted on Nelson which revealed he is a registered sex offender.

Citizens who want to share information with detectives about this incident or any other criminal activity pertaining to St. Bernard Parish or any of its residents, can do so by calling the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501. They also can call the Criminal Investigations Bureau’s tip hotline, (504) 271-TIPS or 8477. Callers can leave a detailed message, and either choose to provide their contact information or remain anonymous.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests two Chalmette men on narcotics charges

Posted: February 26th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests two Chalmette men on narcotics charges

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chalmette man and his nephew on various narcotics charges following an investigation conducted by the Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Robert Metzler, 57, and Jason Metzler, 42, both of the 2500 block of Trio Street in Chalmette, were both booked with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone, possession with the intent to distribute oxymorphone, possession with the intent to distribute carisoprodol and one outstanding arrest warrant each.

After obtaining information that Robert Metzler was involved in illegal drug activity in St. Bernard, Narcotics Unit agents opened an investigation. Based on their findings, agents obtained a permission to search for his residence, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

During the investigation, agents recovered approximately 120 grams of heroin, 16 grams of cocaine, 27 tablets of oxycodone, 36 tablets of oxymorphone, 12 tablets of carisoprodol, with a combined street value of more than $14,000.

Agents also recovered more than $45,000 in cash.

Criminal history checks were conducted on both subjects, which revealed Robert Metzler has several prior arrests for burglary, theft and illegal narcotics out of St. Bernard and Orleans parishes.

Jason Metzler has several prior arrests for illegal narcotics out of St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes.

Both Robert and Jason Metzler were transported to the St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked on the above charges.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests New Orleans woman

Posted: February 15th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests New Orleans woman
for fatally shooting father of her child

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a New Orleans woman for fatally shooting her boyfriend and the father of her child outside his place of employment this weekend, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Alexis King, 20, of the 6100 block of Royal Street in New Orleans, was booked with second degree murder in the case.

On Sunday, Feb. 14, at approximately 7 p.m., Sheriff Pohmann said, deputies responded to a call about shots being fired in the parking lot near the entrance of a business in the 8100 block of West Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a male victim lying on the ground in the parking lot of the business suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Through video surveillance, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify the victim as an employee of the business.

During the course of the investigation, detectives also were able to identify King as the shooter. Once in custody, King admitted her involvement in the incident.

Sheriff Pohlmann said no one else was injured in the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Citizens who want to share information with detectives about this incident or any other criminal activity pertaining to St. Bernard Parish or any of its residents, can do so by calling the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501. They also can call the Criminal Investigations Bureau’s tip hotline, (504) 271-TIPS or 8477. Callers can leave a detailed message, and either choose to provide their contact information, or remain anonymous.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Violet couple on narcotics charges

Posted: February 12th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Violet couple on narcotics charges

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Violet couple on various narcotics charges following an investigation conducted by the Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Godfrey Brickley, 40, and Dominique Narcisse, 35, both of the 2900 block of Stacie Drive in Violet, were both booked with possession with the intent to distribute heroin and possession of MDMA (Ecstasy).

After obtaining information that Brickley was involved in illegal drug activity in St. Bernard, Narcotics Unit agents opened an investigation. Based on their findings, agents executed a search warrant Feb. 9 on his residence, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

During the investigation, agents recovered approximately 95 grams of heroin and fifteen dosage units of MDMA (Ecstasy) with a combined street value of approximately $9,800. Agents also recovered a digital scale and clear plastic bags used for packaging.

Criminal history checks were conducted on both subjects, which revealed Brickley has several prior arrests for possession/distribution of illegal narcotics out of Orleans Parish.

Brickley and Narcisse were both transported to the St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked on the above charges.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests seven on narcotics charges

Posted: February 11th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests seven on narcotics charges

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested several individuals on various narcotics charges following an investigation conducted by the Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. A firearm and cash also were recovered.

Bernell Aisola, 31, of the 3600 block of Golden Drive in Chalmette, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in presence of a juvenile, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lakura Major, 20, 3600 block of Golden Drive in Chalmette, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in presence of a juvenile, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Markall Swearington, 20, of the 7500 block of Briarheath Drive in New Orleans, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in presence of a juvenile, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Izeah White, 24, of the 60 block of Patterson Drive in Chalmette, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in presence of a juvenile, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. White also was booked on outstanding warrants out of New Orleans for attempted armed robbery.

Jobey Bienemy, 40, of the 3600 block of Golden Drive in Chalmette, was booked with: possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile (3 counts), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a convicted person.

Crystal Lewis, 41, of the 6500 block of 4th Street in Violet, were booked with: possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile (3 counts), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a convicted person. Lewis also was booked on seven bench warrants out of St. Bernard Parish.

Donald Rabalais, 40, of the 100 block of West Casa Calvo Street in Chalmette, was booked with possession of marijuana.

After obtaining information that Aisola was involved in illegal drug activity in St. Bernard, Narcotics Unit agents opened an investigation. Based on their findings, agents conducted a series of search warrants on Monday, Feb. 8 on Golden Drive in Chalmette, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

During the execution of one search warrant, agents discovered approximately 23 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture with an estimated street value of $2,300, along with packaging material, digital scales and a small amount of marijuana.

During the execution of a second search warrant, agents recovered approximately 220 grams of high grade marijuana which was packaged for street level sales, along with approximately 15 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1,500. Agents also recovered packaging material, digital scales, a semi-automatic firearm and $2,217 in cash.

A criminal history check was conducted on all individuals involved in the case, which revealed at the time of his arrest, Aisola was out on bond from an arrest in October of 2020 in St. Bernard for the distribution of heroin.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Chalmette man on various narcotics charges,

Posted: February 4th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests Chalmette man on various narcotics charges,
shuts down clandestine laboratory

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chalmette man for operating a clandestine laboratory out of his home, and seized a handgun and a large amount of narcotics and cash, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Jake Tassin, 46, of the 3500 block of Pakenham Drive in Chalmette, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, operation of a clandestine laboratory, felony conviction in possession of firearm, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Jan. 28, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Sheriff Pohlmmann said, deputies with the Field Operations Bureau Patrol Division responded to a call for service in reference to a domestic dispute in the 3500 block of Pakenham Drive in Chalmette.

During the course of the investigation, it was learned one of the occupants of the home, later identified as Tassin, had recently acquired a large amount of illegal narcotics.

Based on these findings, agents with the Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit obtained a search warrant for the residence.

During the search, Sheriff Pohlmann said, agents recovered 1.44 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $143,000, 1.006 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $100,000, and 17 ounces of fentanyl with an estimated street value of $49,000, making this one of the largest seizures of heroin and cocaine in a single case in St. Bernard Parish in several years.

Sheriff Pohlmann said agents also recovered a handgun, $31,828.00 in cash, and manufacturing equipment and packaging material.

A criminal history check was conducted on Tassin which revealed he has an extensive criminal history consisting of numerous felony drug and weapons charges with three prior convictions.

Tassin was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison where he was booked on the above charges.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.
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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests two men for illegally firing a weapon in Chalmette

Posted: January 29th, 2021 | Filed under: Arrested, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests two men for illegally firing a weapon in Chalmette

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested two men for firing a weapon at a vehicle in a residential neighborhood in Chalmette on Wednesday, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Khristopher Lewis, 28, of the 4100 block of Frenchman Street in New Orleans, and Kyron Fazande, 19, of the 3800 block of Charles Drive in Chalmette, were both booked with illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, obstruction of justice, aggravated criminal damage to property, simple criminal damage to property and possession of marijuana.

On Thursday, Jan. 28, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Sheriff Pohmann said, deputies responded to a call about shots fired near Delambert and East Solidelle Streets in Chalmette.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they located several spent casings in the 3300 block of Delambert and the 400 block of East Solidelle streets. They also came into contact with several subjects at a residence in the 400 block of East Solidelle Street.

During the course of the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify the subjects as Lewis and Fazande, and confirm they exchanged gunfire with unknown subjects in a black in color sedan which approached them as they were walking down Delambert Street.

Based on information they learned, detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence in the 400 block of East Solidelle.

Sheriff Pohlmann said detectives recovered in a shed located on the property a Glock 19 .9mm which contained an unspent .9mm casing and multiple .9mm unspent casings inside the magazine, and a silver .45 caliber Kimber firearm and magazine which was listed out of Jefferson Parish as stolen. They also obtained a clear plastic bag containing marijuana.

During the incident, an unoccupied truck parked nearby was struck by a stray bullet from the incident, and a car, which was occupied by two females, was struck with another bullet during the incident.

Sheriff Pohlmann said no one was injured in the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Citizens who want to share information with detectives about this incident or any other criminal activity pertaining to St. Bernard Parish or any of its residents, can do so anonymously through the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau’s new tip hotline, (504) 271-TIPS or 8477. Callers can leave a detailed message, and either choose to provide their contact information, or remain anonymous.
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