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Franklin man arrested on multiple drug, weapons charges

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Posted at 10:55 AM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-01 11:55:26-04

A Franklin man was arrested Friday by the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department on multiple drug possession and weapons charges.

According to police, officers responded to a Tribal business in reference to a welfare concern. During a search, officers say they located 108 grams of marijuana, 14.2 grams of Alprazolam (generic for Xanax), 8 grams of methamphetamine, and 0.7 grams of MDMA. Other items conducive to the sale of illegal narcotics were also located, as well as one loaded 9mm handgun, police say.

Ezekial Anderson IV of Franklin was arrested and transported to the St. Mary Parish Jail on the following charges:

Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I (Marijuana)
Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II (Metamphetamine)
Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule IV (Alprzolam/Xanax)
Possession of Schedule I (MDMA)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (16 Counts)
Illegal Carrying of Weapons in the Prescence of a CDS
Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies
Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility

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Police say Anderson was released on a $30,000 bond after his arrest. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible.

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