Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries worked three drug-related cases last week in Jefferson Parish, according to a press release.
On April 2, agents stopped three men on Elmer’s Island Refuge for having glass bottles, which are prohibited there.
Agents found Dylan W. Melancon, 18, and Brett M. Rodrigue, 19, both of Golden Meadow, allegedly in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Agents also discovered Jhy M. Allison, 21, of Golden Meadow, allegedly in illegal possession of drug paraphernalia and also cited him for having glass bottles.
The next day, agents working on Highway 1 in Grand Isle observed a vehicle swerve several times and cross the center line, the release states.
During the traffic stop, agents found the driver, Jeremy K. Buckner, 36, of Leesville, allegedly in possession of 24 packs of synthetic marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and his passenger, Michael L. Parrish, 39, of Leesville, was cited for having an open alcoholic beverage.
On April 4, agents on Elmer’s Island Refuge stopped Andrew L. Smith, 28, of Avondale, and allegedly found him in possession of marijuana. According to the release, he was booked into the Jefferson Parish Jail.
Illegal possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute is a felony and brings a 10 to 50 year jail sentence and up to $50,000 in fines. Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia each carries up to a $500 fine and six months in jail. Possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle carries a fine up to $100. Having glass bottles on Elmer’s Island Refuge brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.