Large amounts of marijuana, narcotics and shotgun, along with more than $26,000 in cash seized

Nearly six pounds of marijuana with a street value of approximately $50,000 was seized, along with a sawed-off shotgun, other narcotics and more than $26,000 in cash, after a Chalmette man and his mother were arrested May 25 by members of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division.

Tyrin Wiltz

Danielle Brown

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann said a son and mother were arrested and nearly six pounds of marijuana with a street value of approximately $50,000 was seized, along with a sawed-off shotgun, other narcotics and more than $26,000 in cash, following a traffic violation stop made by deputies on May 25, 2017.

Tyrin Wiltz, 22, who resides in the 3500 block of Laplace Street in Chalmette, was arrested after a traffic stop made by members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division.

Wiltz, who had nearly $8,000 in cash on him at the time narcotics agents pulled him over, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana (nearly six pounds), possession with the intent to distribute MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy (139 tablets), possession with the intent to distribute Alprazolam (68 tablets), possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Sheriff Pohlmann said a juvenile who was with Wiltz also was booked.

 An additional $18,500 in cash also was recovered and Wiltz’s mother, Danielle Brown, 43, also was arrested after a search warrant for their home was obtained by agents, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

 Brown was booked with possession with the intent to distribute Alprazolam (44 tablets), possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana (approximately 3 ½ pounds), possession with the intent to distribute ecstasy (92 tablets), possession of drug paraphernalia, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

At the time of his arrest on May 25, Wiltz was out on bond from an arrest which took place on May 6, 2017, and was facing charges of two counts of attempted first degree murder, aggravated flight from an officer, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute ecstasy, possession of Alprazolam, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wiltz and Brown were both transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked. They both were released May 26 on $75,000 bond each.