Meraux teen-ager booked with possession of high-grade marijuana with intent to distribute and $9,150 cash was seized, six other teens booked with possession
A Meraux teen-age male was booked with possession of a quarter-pound of high-grade marijuana with intent to distribute that was worth some $1,650 and also $9.150 in cash was seized in his home, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Six other teen-age males, including one juvenile, were also arrested in the same case on a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession each, the sheriff said.
Tyler L. Bridges, 18, 2908 Earl Drive, was arrested Dec. 14 after an investigation that began when agents of the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Division received information he was selling high-grade marijuana.
A search warrant was obtained from a judge for Bridges’ home after he was observed by agents conducting a transaction outside with a driver of a vehicle and when the vehicle was stopped marijuana was found inside Three teen-agers in the vehicle were arrested.
During the search of 2908 Earl Drive, a quarter-pound of high-grade marijuana worth $1,650 was found, along with $9,150 cash believed to be drug proceeds. Bridges and three other teen-agers were arrested in the residence.
Bridges was booked into St. Bernard Parish Prison on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and with possession of drug paraphernalia.
He has since been released on bond.