[StBernard] Chalmette security guard arrested for possession, intent to sell drugs

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Mon Jun 13 09:39:54 EDT 2011

Not even finished construction and already, the drugs are there!


Chalmette security guard arrested for possession, intent to sell drugs

Zanthony Reese, 23, security guard at Chalmette complex booked with
possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 7:21 AM

>From Staff Reports

CHALMETTE, La. ― A strong hunch by an off-duty St. Bernard Sheriff's deputy
turned into the arrest of two people - one a security guard - for possession
of drugs with the intent to sell.

Zanthony Reese, 23, of Gretna and Marcus Triplett, 23, of Baton Rouge are
charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after
officers discovered seven bags of the substance in Reese's car.

Both were arrested at the construction site of one of four mixed-income
housing complexes in Chalmette.

"I hope this isn't a bad omen that the Sheriff's Office has already made two
drug arrests at one of the sites and there is the indication an employee was
selling to others," Chief Deputy Sheriff James Pohlmann said in a news

"I'm not trying to make a bigger point about these complexes. Just pointing
out that already we have a problem is someone guarding the place is bringing
drugs into St. Bernard Parish and bagging them up for sale."

Pohlmann said an off-duty officer driving passed the complex rising on
Virtue Street believed he saw "suspicious" activity and called in what he

Special Investigations Division agents went to the construction site and
found the two men inside Reese's car smoking marijuana. Reese is a security
guard at the complex.

"The good news is the Sheriff's Office responded quickly and made two
arrests, seizing the marijuana," Pohlmann said.

Both have been released from jail on bond.

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