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Terrebonne deputies: Men found with drugs, gun, cash

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TERREBONNE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A man flagged down a Terrebonne Sheriff's Deputy Saturday night and set in motion a series of events that landed four men in jail.

Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says the unidentified man alerted a deputy and told him four men in a white truck had threatened him with a handgun. Armed with a detailed description, the deputy spotted the truck and pulled it over on Eagles Nest Drive. Deputies say the driver, Decoby Maurice Henderson, bailed out and jumped into a nearby bayou.

Deputies caught up with Henderson and arrested him, along with the three other men who had been in the truck: Johnny Gray, Zavery Gaither and Melvin North.

Investigators say a search of the vehicle yielded 60 Ecstasy/MDMA pills, about 4.5 grams of crack cocaine, packaged marijuana, more than $700 in cash, a 9MM pistol, a digital scale and the kind of plastic bags used for packaging drugs.

The men were booked with possession of the various drugs with intent to distribute as well as possession of a firearm with controlled dangerous substances.

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