LaPlace man linked to drug activity in Rosedown neighborhood, police say

Published 9:08 am Wednesday, November 23, 2016

LAPLACE — A local man remains in jail today, authorities said, following a LaPlace neighborhood drug investigation that began in October.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives began a drug investigation after receiving a complaint of ongoing illegal narcotics activity in the 300 block of Rosedown Drive in LaPlace.

Detectives identified Eugene Hubbell III, 35, of Rosedown Drive, as a suspect during the course of the investigation, a release from the Sheriff’s Office said.

Eugene Hubbell III

Eugene Hubbell III

During a search of the residence, detectives recovered approximately five grams of methamphetamine, cash from narcotics sales, two digital scales, packaging material and two firearms, authorities said.

The value of all recovered narcotics was estimated at $700.

Detectives arrested Hubbell Thursday, booking him with possession of a firearm/carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon, illegal carrying of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation/parole.

He remains in custody in lieu of a $36,500 bond.

Authorities said he was arrested in St. John the Baptist Parish more than 15 times since November 1998.