Federal prosecutors charged a suspected militiaman with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of illegal firearms.
James Moore, Jr., 47, of Talisheek, was charged Thursday in a five-count indictment.
Beginning in January, the FBI conducted a number of controlled purchases of meth from Moore, according to authorities. The investigation also turned up firearms.
Police arrested Moore on Aug. 29 after executing several search warrants.
Moore is a ranking member of the Louisiana Tactical Militia, according to the FBI.
He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of his crimes.