Two men arrested in L’Auberge Casino parking lot on drug charges

Photos provided by East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 5:00pm

Two Baton Rouge men have been arrested for allegedly being in possession of the drug "Molly." The were busted in the parking lot of L’Auberge Hotel and Casino and allegedly told deputies that the drug was "flour."

According to a report, the incident started when L’Auberge security saw some suspicious activity in their parking lot. They claim that Austin Hodges, 21, and Walker Johnson, 21, were sitting in a car located in the parking lot. But when security approached the vehicle, one man threw several items out into the bushes nearby. That's when they called the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office for assistance.

Deputies soon arrived and Johnson told deputies the vehicle belonged to him, but both denied throwing anything out of the vehicle. However, deputies claim they found an unmarked pill bottle containing three baggies of a powdery substance, one large baggie of the same powdery substance, one Alprazolam pill and three Naloxone pills in the bottle.

Once the items were found, Hodges and Johnson allegedly admitted to tossing the items, but claimed the powdery substance was only flour. Authorities tested the powder and found it tested positive for MDMA, otherwise known as "Molly."

Both men were placed under arrest and searched. They found that Johnson had a set of brass knuckles, which are illegal to possess, in his front pocket.

Hodges was charged with Possession of Schedule 4 Drugs, Distribution of Schedule 1 Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond is set at $26,500.

Johnson was charged with Possession of Schedule 4 Drugs, Distribution of Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and illegal carrying of a weapon. His bond was set at $32,500.  


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