The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office reports that five individuals (all from Covington), who were selling the deadly drug fentanyl in the Covington area, are behind bars thanks to a joint operation between the STPSO Narcotics Division, Louisiana State Police Region 1 CID Narcotics, the Covington Police Department Narcotic Division, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, Homeland Security Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The operation resulted in the apprehension Thursday (September 28, 2023) of three individuals and Friday (September 29, 2023) of two individuals on narcotics-related violations that entailed the distribution of fentanyl in the Covington area of St. Tammany Parish.
Multiple related investigations, beginning in March 2023, led to the total seizure of approximately 3,400 dosage units of fentanyl pressed tablets. The joint investigations also led to the execution of search warrants on Thursday (September 29, 2023) at two residences in the Covington area. Those searches resulted in the seizure of four firearms, two of which were reported stolen, approximately 104.5 grams of fentanyl, an assortment of drug paraphernalia and $6,788.
Arrested were 22 year-old Larry Dynelle James, Jr., 21 year-old Ricordo A. Jordan, 21 year-old Alskiin Raysean Millican, 23 year-old Alvarez Joseph Cyprian, Jr., and one unnamed man.
“Fentanyl is a very dangerous drug, and we will continue to work with our local, state and federal partners to identify and arrest the individuals responsible for bringing it into our neighborhoods,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “I thank everyone who worked together on this case, which ultimately prevented a large quantity of this deadly drug from being sold in St. Tammany.”