Your Community Newspaper - Larose, LA

Serving Raceland, Gheens, Lockport, Valentine, Larose, Cut Off, Galliano, Golden Meadow, Leeville, & Grand Isle

Wednesday, February 12, 2020



Share This Article:

Authorities make arrests after cocaine, other drugs found during warrant

Post Featured Image

Authorities make arrests after cocaine, other drugs found during warrant

Two are in custody of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office after a narcotics investigation. 

Through investigation, narcotics agents obtained a search warrant for the residence of Desiree Pitre, 33, of Galliano. 

Pitre's residence is located on 156th Street in Galliano.

Agents arrived at the home on Jan. 15 and discovered that Pitre was present, along with Joshua Johnson, 29, of LaPlace, and a juvenile. 

During the search, agents located 27 grams of suspected crack cocaine in one piece and an additional 3.6 grams separate from the single piece.

They also discovered a measuring cup and whisk with white powder caked on it, which tested positive for cocaine and an additional 7.1 grams of cocaine. 

Agents also discovered three jars containing suspected high-grade marijuana, three packages of commercial-grade marijuana and small amounts of marijuana from throughout the residence and several other various items associated with the illegal sale of narcotics.

Pitre and Johnson were each charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana, Manufacture of Cocaine, Illegal Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of a Person under 17, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bail is set at $121,000 each.