Eight arrested, drugs & guns confiscated in month-long investigation

The number and capacity of the weapons seized are troubling as is the “glock switch” which was seized.

Over the last month, The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics unit along with EBRSO homicide, intel and the DEA task force conducted an investigation into a violent group operating in Baton Rouge known as the “Banks Town Mafia.”

Through the course of this investigation, numerous locations were identified that this group was allegedly using to distribute/store drugs, illicit proceeds and illegal firearms.

On April 6, 2022, EBRSO narcotics deputies, with assistance from multiple divisions and agencies (listed below) executed nine search warrants in EBR and one in Livingston Parish.

The locations are as follows:

1849 69th Ave.

2243 73rd Ave.

2255 73rd Ave.

2256 73rd Ave.

2544 74th Ave.

2858 75th Ave.

2893 75th Ave.

5949 Atlanta Ave.

7088 Nottingham St.

7502 Colonial Dr. (Livingston Parish)

The following arrests and seizures were made:

Narcotics and Currency Seized by EBRSO

· 5.3 ounces of Fentanyl (Approx. street value $13,250)

· 25 grams Crack Cocaine

· 1 gram of powder Cocaine

· 9 pints of Promethazine Syrup

· 5 pounds of marijuana (Approx. street value $10,000)

· 6 dosage units of Oxycodone

· 2 dosage units of Adderall

· $54,743 (pending seizure)

Firearms Seized by EBRSO (16 total/4 stolen)

· Taurus Judge (.410/45)

· Glock 27 handgun (.40) (reported stolen)

· Springfield XD handgun (.45)

· Anderson AR-15 (5.56/223)

· FN handgun (9mm)

· Glock 17 handgun (9mm)

· American Tactical AR-15 rifle (5.56)

· Sig Sauer 365 handgun (9mm)

· Glock 17 handgun (9mm) (reported stolen)

· Raven Arms handgun (.25 auto)

· Glock 22 (.40)

· Ruger security handgun (9mm)

· Glock 27 (.40) (reported stolen)

· Charter Arms revolver (.32)

· Smith and Wesson SD40 (.40)

· Glock 23 (.40)(reported stolen)

· AR-15 upper (.223)

· “Glock Switch” (full auto conversion part)

· Numerous high capacity magazines

Seized by LPSO

· Springfield XD handgun (.45)

· Bersa Thunder handgun (.380)

· ¾ pound of marijuana

· $1,501 (pending seizure)

Charleston Street aka “China Black”, 25

Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm (affidavit warrant)

Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Criminal Street Gang (modifier)

Murphy Young, 37

Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Criminal Street Gang (modifier)

Louis Clark, 48

PWITD Sch. II (Fentanyl)

PWITD Sch. I (Marijuana)

Poss. of Sch. II (Cocaine)

Convicted Felon in Poss. of a Firearm

Poss. of a Firearm with CDS

Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia

Criminal Street Gang (modifier)

Keondre Young aka “Trouble”, 19 – Fired Shots at Law Enforcement

Attempted 1st Degree Murder of Police Officer (3 counts)

Illegal Discharge of a Firearm

Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm

PWITD Sch. I (Marijuana)

Poss. of Sch. II (Oxycodone)

Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm (Affidavit Warrant)

Dist. of Sch. II (Affidavit Warrant)

Criminal Street Gang (modifier)

Trumoney Harris, 20

Poss. of a Stolen Firearm

Criminal Street Gang (modifier)

Daniel Perkins, 18

PWITD Sch. I (Marijuana)

Poss. of a Stolen Firearm

Poss. of a Firearm with CDS

Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia

Criminal Street Gang (modifier)

Horace Wells, 33 (Booked in Livingston Parish)

Fugitive through EBRSO for Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm.

PWITD Sch. I CDS (Marijuana)

Possession of Sch. I CDS (Heroin)

Poss. of Firearm with CDS

Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia

Poss. of CDS in Presence of Minors

Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm

(2) Semi-automatic handguns

Keyan Cloud, 30 (Booked in Livingston Parish)

PWITD Sch. I CDS (Marijuana)

Poss. of Sch. I CDS (Heroin)

Poss. of Firearm with CDS

Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia

Poss. of CDS in Presence of Minors

Assisting Divisions/Agencies of warrant executions/searches:

EBRSO Homicide

EBRSO Intel

DEA Baton Rouge Task Force (BRPD, Iberville SO, Gonzales PD, West Baton Rouge SO)

EBRSO SCAT

EBRSO SWAT

BRPD SRT

LSP SWAT

DEA SRT

Zachary PD SRT

Louisiana State Police Narcotics

BRPD Intel

BRPD Burglary

EBRSO Property Crimes (Burglary/Larceny)

EBRSO Crime Scene

BRPD CGIC

ATF Task Force

HSI Air support

National Guard Air support

EBRSO Construction Services

“We applaud the diligent work of the EBRSO narcotics division during this investigation. Working with them allowed my office to identify those arrestees who have previously been arrested and are currently out on bond or probation/parole supervision,” said District Attorney Hillar Moore. “We have asked and filed motions to revoke the bonds of those who are out on previous bonds and the court has ordered holds on those defendants where appropriate. The number and capacity of the weapons seized are troubling as is the “glock switch” which was seized. We will review the volumes of information and evidence seized during the course of this investigation as well as work with our federal partners to determine the appropriate charges to be filed including consideration of the criminal street gang statute.”

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