The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a Chalmette man and his nephew on various narcotics charges following an investigation conducted by the Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Robert Metzler, 57, and Jason Metzler, 42, both of the 2500 block of Trio Street in Chalmette, were both booked with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone, possession with the intent to distribute oxymorphone, possession with the intent to distribute carisoprodol and one outstanding arrest warrant each.
After obtaining information that Robert Metzler was involved in illegal drug activity in St. Bernard, Narcotics Unit agents opened an investigation. Based on their findings, agents obtained a permission to search for his residence, Sheriff Pohlmann said.
During the investigation, agents recovered approximately 120 grams of heroin, 16 grams of cocaine, 27 tablets of oxycodone, 36 tablets of oxymorphone, 12 tablets of carisoprodol, with a combined street value of more than $14,000.
Agents also recovered more than $45,000 in cash.
Criminal history checks were conducted on both subjects, which revealed Robert Metzler has several prior arrests for burglary, theft and illegal narcotics out of St. Bernard and Orleans parishes.
Jason Metzler has several prior arrests for illegal narcotics out of St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes.
Both Robert and Jason Metzler were transported to the St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked on the above charges.
Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.