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Sheriff’s Office Arrests Three Brothers on Various Narcotics Charges

Agents recovered 9.72 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of $32,640 and 30.7 ounces of marijuana with a street value of $17,199. They also recovered Suboxone, Amphetamine, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, digital scales and small clear plastic packaging bags.

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From St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested three brothers on various narcotics charges following an investigation conducted by the Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

After obtaining information that the Russell brothers were engaged in illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish, SID Narcotics Unit agents opened an investigation.

Based on their findings, agents obtained search warrants for residences in the 100 block of East Celestine Street in Chalmette and the 8400 block of Livingston Avenue in Chalmette, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

During the execution of search warrants at the two residences, agents recovered 9.72 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of $32,640 and 30.7 ounces of marijuana with a street value of $17,199. They also recovered Suboxone, Amphetamine, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, digital scales and small clear plastic packaging bags.

In addition, the Sheriff said, agents seized $8,119 in cash and two handguns, a Smith & Wesson M&P .9mm Shield and a Glock 22 .40 caliber.

A criminal history background check was conducted on all three subjects, which revealed Troy Russell has several prior narcotics arrests and Nicholas Russell has several prior narcotics arrests, as well as a conviction.

Nicholas Russell, 24, of the 50 block of Randazzo Drive in St. Bernard, was booked with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute counterfeit schedule II narcotics, possession of Suboxone, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Troy Russell, 28, of the 30 block of Coffee Drive in Chalmette, was booked with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of methamphetamines, six counts of possession with the intent to distribute schedule II narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Russell, 22, of the 100 block of East Celestine Street in Chalmette, was booked with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute counterfeit schedule II, possession of Suboxone, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three subjects were transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked on the above charges.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at 504-271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.

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