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Lafourche Parish deputies arrest 6 people in drug bust

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FOX 8 News received this press release from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Wednesday evening; we have redacted exact street addresses for privacy purposes:

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced narcotics agents seized thousands of dollars  in cocaine and cash in the arrest of six men on Tuesday after executing a search warrant at a Raceland residence. Antonio Tillman (B/M, D.O.B. 06/15/83), an upper-level cocaine dealer whose operation was the target of the investigation, was arrested at the residence along with five others. Those others include Brenta Tillman, (B/M, D.O.B. 12/23/87) of Raceland, Adrian Peltier (B/M, D.O.B. 02/19/80) of Gray, Joshua Jenkins (B/M, D.O.B. 08/04/88) of Larose, Denares Fitch (B/M, D.O.B. 09/24/86) of Houma, and Henry Green (B/M, D.O.B. 06/30/87) of Lockport .

    Through investigation, Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force Agents identified Antonio Tillman as an  upper-level cocaine dealer in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish. On October 23, agents executed a search warrant on one of his vehicles and discovered 88 grams of suspected cocaine, 8.5 grams of crack cocaine and $12,196 in cash. As a result of the search, agents obtained arrest warrants for Tillman for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine. Agents also learned Tillman was manufacturing and distributing large amounts of cocaine at a Raceland residence on Brocato Lane and obtained a search warrant for the residence.

 On Tuesday, November 20, agents learned that Tillman was at the residence along with several others who attempting to purchase cocaine. Agents went to the Brocato Lane residence to execute the warrants and upon arrival, made contact with Tillman and the five other men, as well as a juvenile child. Agents discovered two large bags of suspected cocaine on the kitchen floor, later determined to weigh 169 gross grams. Antonio Tillman was placed under arrest and was found to have $6,086 in his pocket. Agents then conducted a search of a bedroom where Brenta Tillman was located and discovered 19 hydrocodone pills, a bag containing 2.2 gross grams of suspected crack cocaine, 6 small bags of suspected marijuana, and 2 suspected Xanax pills. One of the other men at the location, Henry Green, was identified by agents after he gave a false name. He had active warrants for his arrest stemming from a December 2011 incident in which agents had seized 29.6 grams of cocaine and 15 grams of crack cocaine.

 For the entire operation stemming back to the December 2011 incident, agents recovered a total of nearly 287 gross grams of suspected cocaine, nearly 26 gross grams of suspected crack cocaine, and the other various aforementioned drugs for a total street value of $31,315. All told, agents also seized $18,282 in cash, as well as three vehicles.

 "This is another example of outstanding work by the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force," said Sheriff Webre. "I commend our agents for their diligence in this investigation that has resulted in an upper-level drug dealer behind bars and removed thousands of dollars of cocaine from Lafourche and Terrebonne neighborhoods."

 All six men were arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Each was charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a person under the age of 17. Antonio Tillman was also charged as per the aforementioned warrants and is being held in lieu of $425,000 bond, and also has a $100,000 warrant out of Terrebonne Parish for distribution of cocaine. Jenkins and Peltier are each being held in lieu of $30,000 bond, while Fitch is being held in lieu of $15,000 bond. Fitch and Jenkins are also being held for the Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole.

 Brenta Tillman was additionally charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, hydrocodone, and marijuana, as well as possession of Xanax. He is being held in lieu of $160,000 bond, and he also is being held for Probation and Parole. 

  Henry Green was additionally charged with resisting an officer and booked on outstanding warrants for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, production of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3 counts of contempt of court, and a parole violation. He is being held in lieu of $211,100 bond.

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