MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - A Mississippi fugitive has been arrested after members of the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force received reports that a man was selling pot out of a Mandeville car wash.
Task Force members were told that a man named 'Scooby' was growing marijuana at his Cedarville Drive home and selling it at a Mandeville-area car wash. Officials say they observed 'Scooby' in action at the car wash and followed him to his home.
On May 21, authorities say they executed a search warrant at the suspect's home. The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force seized 19 marijuana plants, marijuana grow operation equipment and prescription pills, according to sheriffs.
While at the residence, officials say that the suspect's roommate, identified as 21-year-old Kimberly Carlson, arrived home. Detectives say that additional evidence of drug operation was found inside Carlson's car and the vehicle was seized.
Police say that the suspect provided detectives and deputies at the jail with a fake name. Officers say it was later determined that 'Scooby' was 25-year-old Deshun Jones, a fugitive out of Mississippi.
Jones has been charged with parole violation, manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance to create marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and misrepresentation during booking.
Carlson has been charged with manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance to create marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, altering a controlled dangerous substance and possession of synthetic marijuana.
Both are being held at the St. Tammany Parish Jail.