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NOPD, Federal and Local Partners Arrest First District Drug Dealer

by Gary S. Scheets

January 26, 2018

Categories: On Duty

Topics: First District, Good Police Work

NOPD, Federal and Local Partners Arrest First District Drug Dealer

The NOPD, in a partnership with federal and local law enforcement from nearby jurisdictions, arrested a First District drug dealer.


On January 25, 2018, First District officers were assisted by Special Agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and detectives from the St. John the Baptist Sheriff Office in a narcotics investigation and execution of a search warrant in the 2400 block of St. Ann Street.


During the execution of the search warrant of the residence the detectives came into contact with the target Mitchell Dowling (B/M DOB: 08-19-1961).


While conducting the search of the residence the detectives found $10,589 in U.S. currency, 2,350 Tramadol tablets, 587 Soma tablets, both of them being a regulated Schedule IV controlled dangerous substance.


Detectives also found 2,940 Sildenafil tablets and other pills, all which appeared Dowling received through the mail without prescriptions.


Dowling was also charged possession with the intent to distribute narcotics in a Drug Free Zone, as his residence is located 528 feet away from Phillis Wheatley Community School, less than the state law of 2,000 feet.


Detectives attribute the collective partnership between NOPD, its federal partners and local area law enforcement for this arrest.