Broussard Police started an armed robbery investigation Sunday morning, and ended with a drug bust.
Police were called to a home on a complaint of an armed robbery at a home. When they arrived, the learned that two men had forced their way into the residence and taken cash and car keys. The men were wearing hooded sweatshirts, gloves, pants and masks, police say. They both had guns, police say.
The robbers fled the scene in the victim’s car, which was later recovered in Lafayette. Those suspects are now being sought; Broussard Police want them for questioning on armed robbery charges.
While Investigators began to process the crime scene, the victim fell ill requiring medical treatment so he was transported to a local hospital. While the victim was at the hospital, investigators discovered evidence of a separate crime inside of the residence, so a search warrant was obtained and executed.
During that investigation, officers seized a money counting machine, small baggies, hundreds of glass tubes and stoppers, a safe, 47 grams of marijuana, nearly 200 vials of Hashish, more than 150 vials of liquid THC and more than $14,000 in cash hidden around the house, police say.
The home invasion victim, identified as Cody Gary, 21, of New Iberia, left the hospital and now is wanted for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and transactions involving drug proceeds.
Anyone with information about this crime or the whereabouts of the suspect(s) that are still at large, please contact the Broussard Police Department at 837-6259 or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.