Working together with patrol deputies, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force has arrested a Lacombe man after a month-long investigation into his selling of narcotics.
In late October, the Narcotics Task Force, which is made up of members from STPSO, Mandeville Police Department, Covington Police Department and Slidell Police Department, began investigating Anthony Foster (DOB 9-23-86), who is convicted felon, after it was reported that he was selling retail quantities of crack cocaine from his residence located at 61060 N. 31st Street in Lacombe.
On Nov. 14, STPSO Criminal Patrol deputies were dispatched to the N. 31st Street residence in reference to Foster being involved in a disturbance with some individuals.
Upon responding to his residence the patrol deputies observed narcotics in plain view at the residence and contacted Task Force members, who in turn obtained a search warrant for the home.
While searching the residence, detectives located approximately three pounds of high grade marijuana, 13 grams of cocaine, hydrocodone and Xanax tablets, a digital scale, a Hi-Point .45 pistol with an extended magazine, and $5,042.
As they continued their investigation, Task Force members discovered a bank account held by Foster which contained an additional $8,209.62.
All funds were seized as suspected proceeds from the sale of narcotics and Foster was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:
LRS 40:1041.c Transactions involving proceeds from drug offences
LRS 40:966AC Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (Marijuana – Approximately 3.2 pounds)
LRS 40:967C Possession of Schedule II CDS (Hydrocone)
LRS 40:969C Possession of Schedule IV (Alprazolam)
LRS 40:967AC Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS (Cocaine)
LRS 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
LRS 14:95.1 Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon