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HAMMOND, La. (WGNO) — A Hammond couple is behind bars after Tangipahoa deputies found firearms, drugs, and money inside a home where children were present.

After a two-month-long investigation, the Tangipahoa Parish Sherriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for a home on West Lee Hughes Road after discovering 35-year-old Johnathan Calcota was a “large-scale distributor” of methamphetamine and marijuana.

On Nov. 17, deputies and Narcotics agents went to the home and found Calcota, 32-year-old Jackel Moore and two minor children along with:

  • a large quantity of various types of narcotics
  • a loaded pistol
  • approximately 16 pounds of suspected marijuana
  • approximately 8 ounces of suspected methamphetamine
  • approximately 71 grams of suspected counterfeit Xanax
  • $22,279.00 in cash

Johnathan Calcota, who deputies say was on supervised felony probation for a recent narcotics conviction, faces charges of:

  • 1 count Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS I
  • 1 count Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS II
  • 1 count Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS IV
  • 1 count Possession of a firearm with in possession of a CDS
  • 1 count Convicted felon in possession of a firearm

Jackel Moore faces charges of:

  • 1 count Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS I
  • 1 count Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS II
  • 1 count Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS IV
  • 1 count Possession of a firearm with possession of a CDS

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