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October 03, 2023

Abita Springs Man Arrested on Numerous Drug Charges

Allen Tate, Jr., age 28 and of the Abita Springs-area, was arrested after a large assortment of illegal narcotics were located at his residence.

During the month of September, detectives with the Saint Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Division began an investigation related to Allen Tate, Jr. Tate was suspected to be distributing large amounts of several different types of illicit narcotics throughout Saint Tammany Parish. On Monday (October 2, 2023), detectives located Tate near his residence in the 73000 block of Eagle Street in Abita Springs and Detectives executed a search warrant at the residence. Tate was found to be in possession of the below listed items:

  • Six firearms
  • Approximately 458 dosage units of fentanyl (M30)
  • Approximately 1.5 grams of unknown blue powder
  • Approximately 32 oz of suspected Liquid THC
  • Approximately 29 units of suspected psilocybin mushrooms edibles
  • Approximately 32 units of pre-rolled suspected marijuana
  • Approximately 420 units of suspected THC cartridges
  • Approximately 325 dosage units of suspected Ecstasy
  • Approximately 1092 grams of suspected THC wax
  • Approximately 304.4 grams of suspected THC oil
  • Approximately 669 dosage units of suspected Alprazolam
  • Approximately 22.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • Approximately 16.9 grams of suspected marijuana seeds
  • Approximately 944.2 grams of suspected marijuana
  • Approximately 54.4 grams of suspected MDMA
  • Approximately 12.8 grams of suspected Cocaine
  • Approximately 202 dosage units of suspected Adderall
  • Approximately 18 dosage units of suspected MDMA
  • Approximately 36 dosage units of suspected suboxone pills
  • Approximately 154 dosage units of suspected LSD
  • Approximately 5.5 grams of suspected Fentanyl and MDMA
  • Approximately 591.6 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms
  • Approximately 21.9 grams of suspected liquid LSD
  • Approximately 71 dosage units of suboxone films
  • Approximately 4 dosage units of Hydrocodone
  • Approximately 1.1 grams of an unknown orange wax substance
  • Drug Paraphernalia Associated with the Distribution of Illegal Narcotics.
  • A set of brass knuckles
  • $21,850 in cash

Tate was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center. 

“This individual was operating what appeared to be a large-scale drug operation out of his residence,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “While we like to encourage entrepreneurship, this is not the kind of business we want in St. Tammany. I applaud the detectives with our Narcotics Division for shutting down this man’s business, putting him behind bars and preventing these illegal drugs and firearms from being sold and used in our community.

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