HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Officers attempting to evict occupants of a Houma hotel arrested seven individuals on drug charges.
At 1 a.m. on Saturday, Houma Police officers responded to a noise complaint at the Marriott Hotel at 142 Library Drive.
Hotel employees told the officers that several people in one room had set off the smoke detector and caused other hotel guests to complain.
Inside the hotel room, officers found 28-year-old Dewayne Broullette of Schriever, 43-year-old Rebecca Guidroz of Houma, 29-year-old Derrick Usey of Thibodaux, 41-year-old Tarkus Pitre of Cut Off, 32-year-old Eric Adams of Galliano, 29-year-old Jordy Smith of Thibodaux, and 28-year-old Laynie Millet of Vacherie.
When officers arrived, they say there was drug paraphernalia in plain view, along with a strong odor of suspected marijuana. Officers obtained a search warrant and found 410 grams of marijuana, 41.3 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, a 9mm handgun, and $3,684 inside.
All seven people in the hotel room denied any knowledge of the items inside, and were all booked on the same charges: possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance; possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone; possession of drug paraphernalia; transactions involving drug proceeds.
They were all taken to the Terrebonne Parish Jail.