Federal grand jury indicts suspected St. Gabe drug dealer

Deidre Cruse

A federal grand jury in Baton Rouge has indicted a St. Gabriel man on drug distribution charges stemming from a local, state and federal investigation, an Iberville Sheriff's official reported Monday.

Aubrey Gordon, 42, of 5414 La. 75 was indicted on three count of distribution of cocaine base in excess of 50 grams and five counts of unlawful use of a communication device, said Chief of Operations Aubrey St. Angelo.

After receiving numerous complaints of cocaine distribution in the St. Gabriel area, St. Angelo said, the sheriff's office joined with the Louisiana State Police and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration in an investigation.

“We used wiretaps and were able to obtain purchases of cocaine from Gordon,” he alleged. “We received enough purchases in amounts to exceed the federal standards (50 grams or more). After the investigation was complete, it was sent to the federal grand jury.”

After his indictment, Gordon was arrested at his home last Tuesday (April 26) and taken to the federal courthouse in Baton Rouge for incarceration, St. Angelo said.

In local action, sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested Daniel Aughey, 38, of 20161 Daniel Lane, Plaquemine, on a charge of distribution of marijuana in connection with an undercover operation, the chief of operations said.

After receiving complaints of trafficking in the area, an undercover agent purchased five grams of marijuana valued at $20 from Aughey, St. Angelo alleged.

As of Monday, Aughey remained in the Iberville Parish Jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond set by District Judge William C. Dupont.