JPSO Arrests 3 Accused of Trying to Sell Heroin on Craigslist

Geral Bowman DL

Geral Bowman

Geral Bowman DL

Geral Bowman

JEFFERSON PARISH (WGNO) - An New Orleans man who attempted to sell heroin on Craiglist is now in custody, police said Friday.

A Craigslist user notified the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department Wednesday after they notice a suspiciously written message. It said “Take a ride on H train,dog food, d@pe serious inquiries only!”

Heroin Craigslist

Colonel John Fortunato said in a report that “It was obvious to the agents that a street name attached to Heroin, referred to as “dog food” was what the seller was offering.”

Agents from the Jefferson Parish Narcotics Division and the Gretna Major Crimes Task Force contacted the poster and arranged to meet them, in a grocery store parking lot in Metairie Thursday.

Soon after meeting the agents 24-year-old Geral Bowman threw three plastic bags containing a tan powdery substance to the ground and fled. He was quickly caught without incident in the 3700 block of Powers Blvd.

Bowman’s driver also fled in his car. It was stopped by agents at Power Blvd. and West Esplanade Ave.

Fortunato said agents discovered more plastic bags containing tan powdery substances in plain view inside the car.

Bowman was booked into the JPCC with Possession with the Intent to Distribute 9 grams of heroin, Conspiracy to Distribute 3 grams of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm in the presence of a CDS, and Possession of an Unidentifiable Firearm.

Bowman’s getaway driver 32-year-old Michael Zeringue of Slidell and a passenger 24-year-old Avion Nelson of New Orleans were booked into the JPCC with Possession with the Intent to Distribute 6 grams of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm in the presence of a CDS, and Possession of an Unidentifiable Firearm.

Suspect 3

Avion Nelson

Suspect 2

Michael Zeringue