LaPlace man on parole arrested in connection to distribution of illegal narcotics

Published 9:40 am Monday, May 1, 2023

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Eli Moore, 27, of LaPlace, was arrested Thursday, April 27, 2023, in connection to the distribution of illegal narcotics, specifically fentanyl, in St. John the Baptist Parish. In early April, the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division began conducting an investigation regarding Moore and his involvement in the distribution of illegal narcotics, specifically fentanyl, in St. John the Baptist Parish.
Moore has been arrested 35 times in St. John Parish since 2013. His criminal history includes, but is not limited to, possession and distribution of several illegal drugs, simple escape, obstruction of justice, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal carrying of weapon with control dangerous substance, flight from an officer, simple burglary, driving while intoxicated, resisting an officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Moore is also convicted felon on parole scheduled to end May 4, 2028.
Based on investigation, Moore was arrested on April 27, 2023. During his apprehension and subsequent search warrants at his two residences, detectives located and recovered Oxycodone, Seroquel, Suboxone, a Zantana 9mm handgun, multiple items of drug paraphernalia, and $1,448 cash. Detectives know through prior experience and training that the evidence recovered was consistent with the distribution of illegal narcotics.
On April 27, 2023, Detectives executed the search warrants at Moore’s addresses at 416 Acadia Drive and 212 West 2nd Street in LaPlace. During the execution of the search warrant on West 2nd Street, a male subject later identified as Roy Davis barricaded himself in the home. Shortly after, Davis was apprehended without incident and charged with resisting arrest.
While in Corrections, Moore advised officers and medical staff that he had illegal narcotics on his person. Shortly after, however, detectives learned Moore destroyed the narcotics.
Moore was booked with resisting an officer, obstruction of justice, prohibited acts, drug paraphernalia (misd), possession of oxycodone, possession of suboxone (felony), possession of firearm/carrying concealed weapon by convicted felon (felony), and sale distribution or possession of legend drug without prescription or order prohibited. A parole hold was also placed on Moore by Louisiana Probation and Parole.
He is being held in custody in lieu of a $73,169.50 bond.