Before the three representatives from law enforcement was a meeting table covered with pounds of marijuana, three handguns, and piles of THC edibles and oils for vaping. But further, over $600,000 dollars was also seized.

Sheriff Bobby Webre hosted a press conference at the Ascension Parish Sheriff's substation in Gonzales, Louisiana on Friday, February 15 to announce the arrest of five men for varying degrees of drug and gun offenses.

"I'm joined here by East Baton Rouge Chief Deputy Bryan White and Chief of Police of Gonzales Sherman Jackson," Webre said. "Last night, working in conjunction . . . we were able to obtain information of drugs located not only in East Baton Rouge, but also in Ascension."

Webre added that six search warrants led to the arrest of five people. Four out of the five arrests included illegal weapons charges. The age ranges of the men arrested were from 20-49 years old.

20-year-old Mason Nickens was arrested on three counts possession with intent to distribute schedule I, three counts illegal carrying of weapons, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

21-year-old Elymas Greer and 22-year-old Samson Nguyen were also each arrested on three counts possession with intent to distribute schedule I, three counts illegal carrying of weapons, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nguyen with two counts possession of drug paraphernalia.

44-year-old Patrick Vanlangendonck was arrested on four counts possession with intent to distribute schedule I, three counts illegal carrying of weapons, and two counts pssession of drug paraphernalia.

Lastly, 49-year-old Craig Holland was arrested for intent to distribute schedule I and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Before the three representatives from law enforcement was a meeting table covered with pounds of marijuana, three handguns, and piles of THC edibles and oils for vaping. But further, over $600,000 dollars was also seized.

Webre commented that this money could be used to purchase drugs such as opiates and fentanyl, although none were found.

Bonds were set by Judge Jessie LeBlanc for Greer, Nguyen, and Vanlangendonck at $1.2 million. Nickens's bond was set at $900,000 dollars, and Holland's was set at $150,000 dollars.