Troopers arrest St. Amant man on drug charges

Staff reports

Louisiana State Troopers assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division in Baton Rouge arrested a St. Amant man last week after executing a search warrant at his residence.  Troopers, with the assistance of Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, arrested John Tullier, 46, and booked him into the Ascension Parish Jail.

The search warrant was the result of an investigation into Tullier’s illegal activities.  Upon completion of the investigation, Troopers and Deputies executed the search warrant at his residence in St. Amant.  The search warrant yielded 54 marijuana plants, various amounts of prescription medication, and a small amount of marijuana.  Tullier was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on charges of distribution of Schedule II narcotics (Oxycodone), cultivation of Marijuana and possession of Marijuana.

Troopers assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division across the state work with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies regularly on cases involving prescription drug diversion and narcotics distribution.  Troopers assigned to the Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Program work to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by ensuring all of the laws pertaining to pharmacy and controlled dangerous substances are followed by both registrants and any others who handle or possess pharmaceuticals. Narcotics Troopers work closely with the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy and its Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) to monitor all scheduled narcotic prescriptions and prescription medication that has a potential for abuse.  Louisiana State Police believes that educating the public and other law enforcement agencies is the first step in reducing the illicit use of prescription medication.  

Louisiana State Police Narcotics Troopers also provide the citizens of Louisiana a safer community through proactive drug related enforcement and cooperative efforts with local and federal law enforcement agencies.  Troopers enforce all state and federal laws governing the illicit manufacturing, distribution, sale, and use of drugs targeting local and multi-state drug trafficking organizations. Narcotics Squads participate in   several programs, including the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) initiative, the Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DCE/SP), and multi-jurisdictional federal task forces.