St. Martin

Oct 8, 2013 4:10 PM by KATC

Package of 'Molly' shipped to Breaux Bridge intercepted by Customs

Two men are behind bars after retrieving their package from the post office filled with M.D.M.A, according to police.

On October 4th, 2013, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit received information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, regarding a package of illegal narcotics that was intercepted when it arrived in the U.S. from China. Authorities say the shipment was targeted for exam by the Customs and Border Protection Officers and contained approximately 800 grams of "Molly" (M.D.M.A.) and was being shipped to a Breaux Bridge address.

On October, 7th 2013, the package was delivered to the Breaux Bridge Post Office. Two subjects identified as Jermia Batiste, 23, of Lafayette, and Tony Benoit, 21, of Breaux Bridge went to the Post Office to retrieve the package, according to police. When they exited the Post Office, agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Unit assisted by Homeland Security Agents apprehended both subjects and placed them in custody without incident.

Both Batiste and Benoit, were booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the following charges and their bond was set at $500,000.00:

Possession With Intent to Distribute Over 400 Grams of M.D.M.A.


           Jermia Batiste


          Tony Benoit


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