Five arrested after authorities find ‘enough fentanyl to kill 6k people’

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics arrested five people, including two juveniles following a drug bust as a result of a month-long investigation.

EBRSO Narcotics investigated several suspects who were operating a fentanyl pill pressing/distribution operation in and around East Baton Rouge Parish. During this investigation, Agents identified three locations in Baton Rouge and one in Livingston Parish that the organization was using to operate.

Agents conducted hundreds of hours of surveillance and numerous controlled purchases to secure four search warrants and two arrest warrants.

“I’m so appreciative of the EBRSO Narcotic Division’s diligent work to get these drugs and weapons off our community streets,” Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “There were enough lethal doses of Fentanyl alone to kill approximately 6,000 people. We will continue to dedicate our resources to going after these high-level drug and weapon traffickers, which play a prominent role in violent crimes in our area.”

On Dec. 15, EBRSO narcotics, with assistance from EBRSO K-9, EBRSO Intelligence, LPSO Narcotics, National Guard Air Support and DEA Baton Rouge, executed search warrants at the locations. When law enforcement searched the location being used as a fentanyl pill-pressing lab, Agents took two juveniles into custody who appeared to reside/operate within the location at the direction of Marvin Brown. The following seizures and arrests are a result.

More arrest warrants are likely at a later date.

Seized Narcotics and Currency

  • 2.8 pounds of powder Fentanyl (over 5,000 deadly doses)
  • 1220 Pressed Fentanyl Pills (over 1,220 deadly doses)
  • ½ pound of Heroin
  • 2 pounds of Methamphetamine
  • 14 dosage units of Xanax
  • 16 grams of Marijuana
  • $6,304 (pending seizure)

Fentanyl Lab Equipment

  • 3 electric tablet presses (used to press powder Fentanyl into pill form)
  • 1 hydraulic kilo press (used to repress fentanyl into the brick form)
  • 1 small handheld fentanyl press
  • Numerous blenders with fentanyl residue

Seized Firearms (6)

  • F/N .45 caliber semi-auto handgun (reported stolen)
  • Smith and Wesson .357 revolver (reported stolen)
  • Raven .25 caliber semi-auto handgun (reported stolen)
  • Taurus 410 revolver
  • Cobra .380 caliber semi-auto handgun
  • Springfield .40 caliber semi-auto handgun


Marvin Brown (11/26/90)

  • Dist. of Sch. II (Fentanyl)
  • Dist. of Sch. II (Cocaine)
  • PWITD Sch. II (Fentanyl)
  • PWITD Sch. II (Methamphetamine)
  • Operation of a Clandestine Drug Lab
  • Poss. of a Firearm with Drugs
  • Poss. of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Poss. of a Stolen Firearm
  • Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia

Kendell Morris (8/30/80)

  • Dist of Sch. II (Fentanyl)
  • Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Resisting an Officer

Ashton Taylor (8/18/89)/Livingston Parish

  • PWITD Sch. I
  • Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia


  • PWITD Sch. II (Fentanyl)
  • Operation of a Clandestine Drug Lab
  • Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia


  • PWITD Sch. II (Fentanyl)
  • Operation of a Clandestine Drug Lab
  • Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia

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