Detectives bust major grow operation in Terrebonne Parish

Gerard Desoto, 58
Gerard Desoto, 58

Houma, La. - Narcotics agents in Terrebonne Parish worked with the State Police and National Guard to bust a man for allegedly growing marijuana in his house.

They booked 58 year-old Gerard Desoto of Houma with an assortment of drug charges that came out of the four month investigation.

Agents searched Desoto's home and seized hydroponic pot growing equipment along with plants, and harvested marijuana with a combined street value of more than $475,000.

Investigators also seized more than $9,000 in cash they describe as illegal proceeds of the pot growing operation.