Aug 30, 2011 5:44 PM by Press Release

83 Marijuana Plants Discovered in Acadia Parish

An investigation in Acadia Parish has led to the discovery of approximately 83 marijuana plants ranging from two to six feet in height.  According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon a path to the residence of Kenneth C. Leger, 63, was discovered leading to his arrest.

On Monday Narcotic Agents conducted a search of a wooded area near Morse in the Mermentau Cove area. Agents discovered marijuanna plants, items used to cultivate marijuana and a path leading back to the residence of Kenneth C. Leger of Mermentau Cove, Morse.

Melancon stated that during the investigation, Narcotic agents obtained a voluntary consent to search the property and upon doing so located and confiscated processed marijuana in the residence along with a firearm and five additional marijuana plants outside the residence.

Leger was booked into the Acadia Parish jail charged with Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of a weapon in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance. Bond has been set at $20,000.



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