Narcotic agents acting on a tip intercepted about $125,000 worth of drugs Sunday, including a kilo of cocaine, and arrested three people, Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said.
In addition to the cocaine, about nine pounds of high quality marijuana and numerous Xanax and hydrocodone tablets were confiscated by the Sheriff’s Office.
“While we’ve made bigger drug busts on I-10, this is by far the largest delivery of cocaine we have stopped and made arrests on,” he continued.
“We received information that a shipment was coming, we intercepted it and arrested the first suspect, Amanda Lagarde of Plaquemine,” said Sheriff Stassi
Lagarde, 35, 58642 Jetson Ave., was charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics, possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics and possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics.
“The investigation led us to the discovery that Lagarge was not acting alone,” Stassi said. “Willie Williams and Tommy Scott were subsequently arrested for their participation in the conspiracy to bring illegal drugs directly to the north end of our parish.
Williams, 32, 9235 Fontaine Rd, Maringouin, and Scott, 25, 10725 Hwy 977, Maringouin,both face the same charges, conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute Schedule I, II, III and IV narcotics.
“Because of the diligent and quick work of the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office, there won’t be a ‘white Christmas’ in Maringouin. This will impact the drug availability.” Stassi said.