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January 12, 2024

Another Citizen’s Tip Results in Seizure of Guns and Drugs St. Tammany

Another tip from a concerned citizen resulted in the seizure of guns and drugs from a neighborhood in the city limits of Slidell and the arrest of one suspected drug dealer.

On Thursday (January 11, 2024) evening, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Division and Proactive Enforcement Unit were conducting an investigation in the Eagle Pointe neighborhood of Slidell after receiving complaints of suspected drug activity in the 100 block of Tammy Drive.

The investigation led to a traffic stop on Spartan Drive, during which the driver, Dannie Campbell, was placed under arrest after cocaine and a semi-automatic .380 handgun were located in his vehicle.

A search warrant for Campbell’s residence in the Eagle Pointe neighborhood was obtained by detectives and executed soon after the traffic stop.  When detectives arrived at the residence, they found it to be occupied by two adult females and two juveniles. A search of the residence led to the discovery and seizure of additional cocaine along with a second semi-automatic handgun, crack cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, methamphetamine, marijuana, unlawfully possessed oxycodone tablets and drug paraphernalia associated with the street level distribution of illicit narcotics.

In all, STSPO Narcotics detectives seized a total of 57.4 grams of powdered cocaine, 10.5 grams of crack cocaine, 1.5 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 3 dosage units of oxycodone 10mg, 0.2 grams of methamphetamine, 195.7 grams of suspected marijuana, the two semi-automatic handguns and an assortment of drug paraphernalia.

Campbell was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on traffic, firearms, and drug-related offenses. Bond has been set at $440,000.00.

“Thank you again to the concerned citizen who called in this tip,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “Keeping drugs out of our neighborhoods takes a cooperative effort between law enforcement and our citizens. If you suspect someone is selling drugs in our community, please report it. We will investigate.”

Sheriff Smith is asking anyone with information about narcotics, or other crimes, to submit a tip utilizing the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office website (www.STPSO.com), or by calling the narcotics tip line (1-888-GO-2-JAIL).

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