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Police: Drugs found packaged for sale in Thibodaux motel room

Nicholas Benoit, Keisha Benoit (Source: LPSO) Nicholas Benoit, Keisha Benoit (Source: LPSO)

Two people were arrested Wednesday after deputies said they found methamphetamine and prescription drugs packaged for sale inside a Thibodaux motel room.

At about 3 p.m., patrol deputies responded to a motel on St. Mary Street in reference to a suspicious woman sleeping outside a room. The woman identified herself as Keisha Benoit, 35, and said she'd been locked out of her motel room. Deputies found the door to the room ajar and made contact with a man inside, identified as Nicholas Benoit, 25.

In the room, deputies saw an orange pill bottle, along with a scale and small plastic bags. Deputies said Nicholas Benoit consented to a search, which turned up approximately 4.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, as well as several pills, including clonazepam, Xanax, Ambien and other pills available only by prescription. Deputies said the pills were found separated into bags in quantities consistent with distribution.

Keisha Benoit and Nicholas Benoit were arrested and booked into Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Each was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Ambien, Xanax, and clonazepam, as well as possession of a legend drug without a prescription.

Nicholas Benoit is being held in lieu of $30,500. During the booking process, Keisha Benoit was found to have a concealed bag containing narcotics. She was additionally charged with taking contraband to a penal institution. She is being held in lieu of $45,500 bond.

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