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"Large-scale drug dealer" arrested by St.Tammany deputies

"Large-scale drug dealer" arrested by St.Tammany deputies
Posted: Feb 10, 2017
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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**Large-scale drug dealer arrested - 16 grams of heroin, three guns and other drugs taken off the streets**

From the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

Making good on Sheriff Randy Smith’s promise to take drugs and guns off the streets, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force recently seized a large amount of narcotics, three loaded firearms and more than $1,400 in cash, while conducting a search of a known large-scale dealer’s Slidell-area home.

Working with Probation and Parole officers, St. Tammany Parish Narcotics detectives entered the Carroll Road home of Jamar Wilson on January 27th after a tip came in that he was dealing drugs, while still on probation from previous criminal convictions.

Inside the home, detectives found what resembled a pharmacy of illegal narcotics, including 16 grams of heroin. In addition to the heroin, detectives also seized Xanax pills, promethazine, marijuana, narcotics packaging materials, a digital scale, and other unidentified narcotics. The unidentified narcotics were sent to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab for analysis.

Even more disturbing, detectives located two handguns, one of which had been reported stolen out of Pearl River County in Mississippi, and $1,428 in cash, which was seized as a result of being proceeds derived from narcotics transactions.

The third loaded handgun was located on Wilson himself. It should also be noted that Wilson has been arrested numerous times in the past for various narcotics violations and is confined to a wheelchair after being shot during some of his past narcotics-related activities.

Jamar Wilson (DOB: 5/20/1988; 59217 Carroll Road, Slidell) was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: Possession of a Schedule I CDS to-wit Marijuana, PWITD Schedule I CDS to-wit Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses, Possession of a Schedule IV CDS to-wit Alprazolam, Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of a Schedule IV to-wit Promethazine

Additional charges are pending the outcome of the analysis on the unidentified narcotics.

The St. Tammany Narcotics Task Force is made up of detectives from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Slidell Police, Mandeville Police and Covington Police.