Accused meth dealer arrested after months of investigation

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspected human trafficker after methamphetamine with fentanyl was found in it.

According to the sheriff’s office, in December 2022, agents with the East Baton Rouge drug department received a tip from the West Baton Rouge sheriff’s office about a possible meth dealer named Walter Dent, 44.

During an investigation, agents bought methamphetamine from Dent. Agents could then apply for and receive two search warrants. The search warrants covered locations at the 12000 block of Arlingford Avenue and the 5000 block of Annette Street. Dent was arrested on Thursday February 16 and agents then searched the two locations.

During the search warrant, agents located 3.1 ounces of fentanyl-spiked methamphetamine, 6 ounces of marijuana, 3.4 ounces of THC gummies, 1.3 ounces of psilocybin mushrooms, 7.9 grams of THC wax, 2.5 grams of heroin, 1 Suboxone strips, 2 cans of Adderall, drug paraphernalia and a pistol from both locations.

Walter Dent was arrested and charged with distributing Schedule II narcotics, three counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics, two counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal carrying of a Firearm by a convicted felon and illegally carrying a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance.

EBRSO K-9 (Interdiction), Fusion Center, DEA Task Force (Baton Rouge), WBRSO Narcotics and the Central Police Department provided assistance in this case. Accused meth dealer arrested after months of investigation

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