Deputies arrest Geismar man in drug investigation

Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Geismar man Friday on counts of selling prescription drugs after searching his home on Cornerview Road, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Byron Jerrod Howard, 31, 37211 Cornerview Road, Geismar, was booked Friday with distribution of Schedule II drugs and possession of a legend drug, deputies said in a news release.

Howard awaited bail Friday afternoon in Ascension Parish Prison near Donaldsonville, deputies said.

During the search of Howard’s home on Cornerview Friday, detectives found prescription drugs and evidence relating to distribution of pain medication, deputies said.

Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is asked to call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division at (225) 621-8350 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).