PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Plaquemines Parish deputies arrested a Boothville husband and wife for drug possession and distribution.
Timothy M. Poyadou, 53, and Julie Loga Poyadou, 57, were arrested Wednesday evening.
Deputies said in mid-February, the Sheriff's Office received a Crimestoppers tip regarding illegal drugs being sold by the Poyadou's at their home. Narcotics agents obtained a search warrant for the home and served it Wednesday.
Upon serving the warrant, agents said they found the couple inside the home, along with nearly one pound of marijuana packaged for resale, prescription pills, digital scales, packaging materials, nearly $4,500 in drug cash proceeds, electronic equipment and smoking pipes.
Agents said the home has surveillance cameras mounted on the property where the residents could watch anyone approaching the home from a monitor located inside the residence.
Deputies said the duo was arrested and booked with possession with the intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance, possession of Schedule III controlled dangerous substance, possession of a Schedule IV controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Sheriff's Office said Timothy Poyadou has a prior possession with the intent to distribute marijuana conviction from Plaquemines Parish in 2001. Julie has three prior felony drug convictions – two possession with the intent to distribute marijuana charges from Plaquemines Parish in 2001 and one felony drug possession charge from New Orleans in 2002.
The Poyadous remain in custody at the Plaquemines Parish Detention in lieu of a $22,500 bond.
"I would like to thank the individual who provided the tip that allowed our agents to make these arrests and seizure," said Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco. "The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office has a great working relationship with Crimestoppers GNO. If you have a tip please call."