Franklinton man arrested in Major Drug Bust in Satsuma

Published 1:23 pm Thursday, October 26, 2023

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The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) made a significant drug bust during a routine traffic stop on Oct. 25th, leading to the seizure of 90 pounds of marijuana and several other items. Authorities arrested Jordan Barnes, a 25-year-old from Franklinton, following a subsequent search warrant at his residence in Satsuma.

The incident unfolded when LPSO agents identified Jordan Barnes as a suspect in drug activity during the traffic stop. “Based on evidence at the scene,” stated Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard, “Narcotics Agents were then able to secure a search warrant for Barnes’ residence in Satsuma.”

According to an official Facebook post from LPSO, the agents successfully apprehended over 90 pounds of marijuana. In addition to the drugs, law enforcement confiscated a 5.56 caliber AR-style pistol, a Glock 19 9mm handgun, a 2021 Dodge Charger Hell Cat (pending seizure), and a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (pending seizure).

Sheriff Ard applauded the collaborative efforts of various LPSO divisions, stating, “This was a team effort by LPSO Narcotics, Burglary, Criminal Patrol, and Detectives.” He emphasized the dangers of drug mixing, particularly with fentanyl and other lethal chemicals, which have led to a surge in overdoses and deaths. Ard reaffirmed the department’s commitment to combating drug-related crimes and protecting the community.

The investigation into this case remains ongoing.

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Timothy Holdiness is a native of Louisiana and has been published in several state, national and international publications. He has earned two undergraduate degrees in Biology, most recently from Northwestern State University in 2022. Notably, Holdiness was the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist United States Champion in PowerPoint 2010.

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