St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrest Chalmette man for possession with intent to distribute crack, possession of marijuana

Tyrone Smothers.

A Chalmette man was arrested Sept. 20 for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of marijuana, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Tyrone Smothers, 36, of the 300 block of West Magnolia Street in Chalmette, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Responding to a complaint from an anonymous source, St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrived shortly before 10 p.m. at Smothers’ home where they came in contact with him standing outside his residence near the doorway of his home.

As they approached Smothers, agents noticed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the interior of the residence. Following a search of Smothers’ home, agents recovered several clear plastic bags, including several smaller individual baggies, containing crack cocaine, as well as marijuana, and a digital scale.

A criminal history check on Smothers revealed he has several prior narcotics arrests in Orleans Parish.

Smothers was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked. He was released Sept. 24 on a $16,500 bond.