BELLE CHASSE, LA (WVUE) - Deputies said two Belle Chasse men burglarized a home in order to steal prescription drugs.
The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office said a witness called deputies around 11:30 p.m. on May 11 after seeing a flashlight shining throughout a home in the 800 block of Main Street.
Deputies found Kirk Maloney Jr. and Trenton Pavon inside a bedroom. Investigators said Maloney claimed he had the homeowner's permission to be there, but Pavon later told them Maloney went into the home to steal medications. The homeowner told investigators he did not give the 21-year-olds permission to be in his house.
Deputies said Maloney had a bottle of Metoprolol in his pocket. The medication is used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and angina. Pavon allegedly told deputies that a pill in his pocket was an anti-anxiety/pain medication and he didn't have a prescription for it.
The sheriff's office booked Maloney and Pavon with simple burglary and possession of a legend drug without a prescription.