EBRSO busts tattoo parlor owner for selling heroin, find almost $60K cash

EBRSO busts tattoo parlor owner for selling heroin, find almost $60K cash
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
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POSTED: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 1:40pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 2:00pm

A Baton Rouge man is in jail after selling heroin to an undercover officer.

Deputies arrested Rodney Jermaine Johnson, 37, on July 31, 2014 after finding a large amount of crystal meth (98.3 grams), marijuana (4.1 grams), heroin (5 grams), oxycodone, a digital scale and a pistol inside his tattoo business, at 1515 Harding Blvd.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Casey Hicks says detectives also found almost $60,000 cash in Johnson’s two cars and more oxycodone and digital scales in his home.

Johnson was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with:

  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II (Oxycodone)
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I (Heroin)
  • Distribution of Schedule I (Heroin)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of a Firearm with a Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
     

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