NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A Crimestoppers tip about a man allegedly selling illegal drugs out of his Bayou St. John home led to his arrest Thursday.
The DEA Task Force and Homeland Security investigators arrested 32-year-old Christian Prechter, booking him with charges that include possession with intent to distribute narcotics.
Detectives said they began conducting surveillance on Prechter's home in the 1400 block of Verna after people complained that drugs were being sold at the location. While detectives were preparing a search warrant, Prechter left the location in a vehicle, and detectives conducted a narcotics stop. They found Prechter in possession of approximately 12 oxycontin tablets.
A search of Prechter's home yielded two pounds of marijuana, two pounds of hallucinogenic mushrooms, one pound of hash, seven grams of LSD and nearly $1,800 in cash.
Prechter was jailed at Central Lock-Up .