Two face charges in $10,000 drug bust

JENNINGS — Two Jennings men face multiple drug charges after investigators found more than $10,000 in drugs including heroin, cocaine and marijuana on Wednesday.

Police Chief Danny Semmes said the heroin is believed to be one of the city’s largest drug seizures.

The arrests and drug bust followed a three-week investigation into possible drug activity at a residence located at 1314 S. Main Street.

“Through various sources and surveillance, investigators learned that several known drug violators were indicated to be running a drug house,” Semmes said.

Police executed a search warrant on the residence on Wednesday.

“Jennings Police Department narcotic and detective patrol divisions planned and executed a search warrant at the residence, upon entry two male subjects were discovered running from the front room of the residence,” Semmes said.

The suspects were apprehended without incident.

Nathan Jermaine Riley, 20, of Jennings, was arrested on charges of possession with intent of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance and possession with intent of marijuana less than 2.5 pounds.

Tavin Leeron Nixon, 32, of Jennings was charged with possession with intent of a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent of a Schedule I

controlled dangerous substance other than marijuana with an aggregate weight of 28 grams and transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses.

Officers seized a large cross-spectrum of narcotics valued at $10,000 to $15,000 — including five cookies of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, a pound of marijuana broken down into ounces, and two ounces of pure heroin.

“The subjects were also found in the process of cooking crack cocaine in the kitchen at the residence,” Semmes said. “The heroin was a substantial amount, possibly one of the largest drug seizures here since the heroin epidemic began.”

Semmes commended the officers for their efforts in getting two known drug dealers off the streets.

“This is one of the largest drug busts we have made in quite a few years with a large cross spectrum of narcotics,” he said. “Fortunately we found no firearms in the residence and the suspects were apprehended without incident.”

Nixon, who is on parole, has a previous history of criminal activity in Jennings and has been arrested by Jennings police twice in the last few years, he said.

According to public arrest records, Nixon has been arrested four times by multiple agencies since 2008.Nathan Jermaine Riley of Jennings and Tavin Leeron Nixon of Jennings arrested

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