Deputies arrested Jorge Luis Rebollar, 39, of Batchelor, Tuesday night after finding 3 ounces of the drug in his possession, according to Torres.
According to the Advocate of Baton Rouge, Rebollar was booked on one count each of possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, as well as two counts of felony narcotics distribution.
Rebollar’s arrest follows a six-month investigation during which authorities purchased a total of 7 ounces of meth from Rebollar with an estimated street value of $12,000, Torres told the Advocate.
The purity of the drugs in the Rebollar case indicates that the contraband was manufactured outside of the parish and not home-grown, the sheriff also said.
“This was of a quality not common in Pointe Coupee Parish,” he said.
Rebollar was living on a farm in the Batchelor area and selling the drug in Avoyelles, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes, Torres said.
The sheriff also said investigators have reason to believe Rebollar was having the drug shipped to him by mail.
Torres said U.S. Postal Service authorities are assisting in an ongoing investigation and more arrests are expected.