Police and fire briefs for April 6, 2013

Three arrested on drug charges

Officers with the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination crime-fighting unit arrested three local residents Thursday night in a Wal-Mart parking lot on various drug charges, Baton Rouge police said.

Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman, said in a news release that the suspects had been inside a vehicle when the arrest was made.

Kevin Evans, 29, 6233 Guynell Drive, was booked with possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of marijuana and hydrocodone, McKneely said. Adrien Butler, 24, 11041 Plank Road, was booked with possession of crack cocaine and powder cocaine, he said.

Kristopher Payton, 24, 7888 Videt Polk Drive, was booked with possession with intent to distribute powder cocaine and marijuana, possession of crack cocaine and resisting an officer.

Authorities book 10 on suspicion of DWI

Authorities arrested at least 10 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 p.m. Friday, booking records show.

Those booked and the counts against them:

Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.