RACELAND, La. - Narcotics agents seized thousands of dollars in cocaine and cash in the arrest of six men on Tuesday at a Raceland home, the Lafourche Sheriff's Office said.
Antonio Tillman, 29, 474 Greenville St., Raceland, who agents believe is a cocaine dealer, was the target of the investigation and was arrested at the Brocato Lane home along with five others, said Deputy Brennan Matherne, Sheriff's Office spokesman.
On Tuesday, agents learned that Tillman was at the home along with several others who wanted to buy cocaine, Matherne said. Armed with a search warrant, they went to the home and found Tillman; five men; a child; two bags of suspected cocaine, weighing 169 grams in total; a 2.2-gram bag of crack cocaine; 19 Hydrocodone pills; six small bags of suspected marijuana; and two suspected Xanax pills.
Agents arrested Tillman and found $6,086 in his pocket, Matherne said.
“I commend our agents for their diligence in this investigation that has resulted in an upper-level drug dealer behind bars and removed thousands of dollars of cocaine from Lafourche and Terrebonne neighborhoods," Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre said.
Tillman and the following others are charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute it and using drugs around a child: Brenta Tillman, 24, 612 Ayo St., Raceland; Adrian Peltier, 32, 506 Mobile Estates, Gray; Joshua Jenkins, 24, 326 E. 23rd St., Larose; Denares Fitch, 26, 3634 Baker Drive, Houma; and Henry Green, 25, 138 E. Lafourche St., Lockport.
Tillman is also charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, Hydrocodone, and marijuana, as well as possession of Xanax. He is in the Lafourche Parish jail in lieu of a $160,000 bond, but he cannot leave the jail because he was on parole when he was arrested.