BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Five men have been arrested as part of a drug bust conducted by East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents.
Search warrants were executed Wednesday, Sept. 11 at homes located in the 3300 block of Greenwell Street, the 5600 block of Clayton Street, and the 9300 block of Great Smokey Avenue. EBRSO officials believe the drug ring is run by a man named George Pikes, who was arrested as part of the bust.
EBRSO reports the following items were seized from the three homes:
- 8.25 oz of heroin (street value of about $20,000)
- $4,000 in cash
- Colt 5.56 rifle
- EA 5.56 rifle
- SKS 7.62x39 rifle
- Glock (17) 9mm handgun (stolen)
- Taurus 9mm handgun
- Ruger 45 caliber handgun (stolen)
- Ballistic vest
The following individuals were arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on numerous drug charges.
- Thomas Aaron, 22
- Quinton Franklin, 25
- George Pikes, 26
- Troy Pikes, 28
- Devin Robinson, 23
“This is a big step in getting dangerous drugs and criminals off our streets,” Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “This Thor of operation preys on our young people and plagues our community with crime. I am very proud and grateful for the hard work put in by our deputies and the participating agencies.”