Posted: Oct 2, 2012 10:57 PM by Jim Hummel
Updated: Oct 2, 2012 11:09 PM
Two Lafayette parish attorneys are among 9 individuals indicted in a nationwide synthetic drug sting.
Attorneys Daniel James Stanford and Barry L. Domingue are facing serious accusations including: conspiracy to distribute synthetic drugs, conspiracy to introduce misbranded drugs, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and various money laundering charges.
Among the others indicted are several individuals from Georgia and Florida, and Richard Joseph Buswell, who is also from Lafayette.
The indictments follow a narcotics sting back in December at various "Curious Goods" locations in Acadiana, which prosecutors say Buswell controlled.
Prosecutors say Curious Goods sold a product called "Mr. Miyagi," which was infused with synthetic marijuana. Prosecutors allege Stanford and another individual trained, advised, and instructed Curious Goods employees on how to store, display and sell the "Mr. Miyagi" products, and how to detect and evade law enforcement.
The investigation is part of "Operation Log Jam," a nationwide synthetic drug sting, which resulted in more than 90 arrests, and more than five-million packets of synthetic drugs being taken off the streets.