Donaldsonville man arrested after two-month drug investigation

Ascension Crime Briefs
James Miles

     During a two-month-long investigation into drug activity, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives, along with Louisiana State Police, arrested a Donaldsonville man on  the evening of Jan. 14, according to Major Kevin Hanna.

     Narcotics detectives received information that James Miles, 38, was possibly selling drugs out of a residence, 502 Front St., Donaldsonville. On the afternoon of Jan. 14, detectives executed a search warrant on the residence and located a quantity of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, hydrocodone, ecstasy, a digital scale, and over $800 in cash.

     The drugs seized are estimated at $1,000 in street value, added Major Hanna.

     Miles, 38, of 502 Front St., Donaldsonville, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a schedule I controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, three counts possession with intent to distribute schedule II controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia.

     Miles has a lengthy criminal history with 21 arrests with charges stemming from simple battery, money laundering, and multiple drug charges.

     He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where no bond has been set yet.