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HOUMA, La. - Two Lafourche Parish men were arrested Friday for manufacturing synthetic marijuana and on other charges, according to Sheriff Craig Webre.
Beau Hebert, 33, of Gray; and James Daigneault, 25, of Houma, were booked with creation/operation of a clandestine drug lab, possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hebert was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and is currently being held in lieu of $61,000 bond. Daigneault was additionally charged with improper lane use and is being held in lieu of $36,100 bond.
With the help of the Terrebonne Parish Narcotics Task Force, agents of the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force were conducting surveillance on Hebert's home, when they saw a vehicle leave and began to follow it. Officers stopped the car after they saw the driver cross the center lane of Country Estates Drive and travel in both lanes for an extended distance.
During the stop, agents saw Daigneault reach into his waistband and asked him to step outside the vehicle. When asked if he had anything illegal in his possession, Daigneault raised his arms, and a plastic bag with suspected synthetic marijuana fell to the ground. He was also found to have drug paraphernalia, and he consented to a vehicle search that turned up three additional bags of suspected synthetic marijuana, Webre said. All four bags contained a combined total of about one pound of the suspected drug.
During the traffic stop, agents who were still conducting surveillance at Hebert's home saw another vehicle leave. The driver of the second vehicle drove to the area where agents were conducting Daigneault's traffic stop, and agents stopped it.
Agents identified the driver as Beau Hebert, and asked him if he had anything illegal on him. Hebert admitted to having illegal substances inside his home, and was found to have $4,900 in cash him, as well as a cigarette containing suspected synthetic marijuana, Webre said.
Agents then went back to Hebert's home, where they discovered items commonly used in the manufacturing of synthetic marijuana as well as a portion of manufactured product, Webre said.
Both Hebert and Daigneault remain jailed at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
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