EBRSO arrests drug trafficking group & confiscates guns & narcotics

For the past month, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit had been investigating a drug trafficking group called the Blue Print Kids, BPK.

The investigation was into allegations for trafficking drugs and guns.

Deputies say the BPK group was allegedly being operated by Ethan Hendricks, Jacquel Bellard, Marcus Elam, Quinton Rogers and several other co-conspirators.

Through the investigation, agents learned that the group was allegedly transporting large amounts of marijuana from Oregon to East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes. This group is also accused of using numerous guns during the transport/distribution of their drugs. Agents identified numerous locations that were allegedly being used to store/distribute the group’s narcotics in East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes.

On June 27, 2022, EBRSO Narcotics agents and several others divisions (EBRSO SCAT, Gardere Uniform Patrol, EBRSO K-9, EBRSO Intel, APSO Narcotics) executed four search warrants at the following locations:

  • 2150 General Adams
  • 11111 N. Harrells Ferry Rd
  • 14877 Stoneberg Ave
  • 1 location in Ascension Parish

Prior to the execution of the search warrant on General Adams, deputies said surveillance units observed Bellard, 28, run to his vehicle from the house with two suit cases and quickly leave.

That’s when deputies initiated a traffic stop on Bellard’s vehicle, at which time he fled and crashed his vehicle into a home located on General Mouton.

Bellard is said to have then fled on foot.

A perimeter was set up and Bellard was eventually caught and arrested.

Inside Bellard’s vehicle, EBRSO officials said they allegedly found a bag containing money and a semi-automatic handgun as well as two large suit cases containing approx. 10 pounds of vacuum sealed bags of marijuana.

The following seizures and arrests were made as a result of the above listed search warrants.

Seized

  • 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

Bellard was arrested on several charges:

  • PWITD Sch. I (Marijuana)
  • Poss. of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Poss. of a Firearm with Drugs
  • Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Felony Hit and Run
  • Aggravated. Obstruction Highway of Commerce
  • Aggravated Flight from an Officer
  • No DL

Ethan Hendricks, 27, was booked in Ascension Parish and charged with:

  • PWITD Sch. I (Marijuana)
  • Poss. of a Firearm with Drugs
  • Poss. of Sch. II (Adderall)
  • Poss. of Sch. II (Hydrocodone)
  • Poss. of Sch. IV (Xanax)

Marcus, 28, was also arrested and charged with:

  • PWITD Sch. I (Marijuana)
  • Poss. of a Firearm with Drugs
  • Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia

Arrest warrants for other co-conspirators will be issued at a later date.

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