HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Police discovered drugs, weapons and thousands of dollars inside a home that was being investigated over complaints of stolen water. Houma police officers were called out on May 17 to the 7500 block of Main Street following a complaint from a nearby business. The owner complained that a resident in his block was bringing over empty buckets to fill with water from the outside faucet of the business..
When police arrive on the scene to confront the suspected water thief, they say they detected a very strong odor of marijuana. The occupant of the house, identified as 43-year-old Lynette M. Henderson reportedly seemed very nervous and directed police to a small amount of marijuana located in her bedroom. .
At this point, Houma PD secured a search warrant for the residence through the 32nd Judicial District Court due to the possibility of additional narcotics being present. Once executing the search warrant, Houma Police were able to recover almost 2 lbs of marijuana, 13 hydrocodone pills, 2 semi automatic pistols with one having an obliterated serial number and several articles of drug paraphernalia. Detectives were also able to recover over $15,000 in cash.
After execution of the search warrant, Lynette Henderson was then taken into custody and booked on charges relative to Possession with Intent to Distribute SCH I (marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS II (hydrocodone), Proceeds from Illegal Drug Transactions, Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of Narcotics and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.
Anyone with information on this type of criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Houma Police Department or Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the Tip Submit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.