LAFAYETTE, La. — The owner of Cajun Cannabis has been formally charged in connection with an overnight raid on his store in April 2019.
DeYoung, 32, was charged last week with one felony count of Distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance identified as Detla 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is commonly referred to as THC.
According to court records, DeYoung was also charged with one felony count of Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance and one felony count of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. DeYoung was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On April 24, 2019, DeYoung was stopped by Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office deputies on his way back from Festival International de Louisiane in connection to an ongoing narcotics investigation.
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Agents conducted a search of his vehicle and located the following: 17 Bottles of CBD Oil, 14 Bottles of CBD Gummies, 69 Glass jars of CBD Shatter, 1 Box of CBD mints and one handgun.
DeYoung said after the initial stop, deputies drove him to Cajun Cannabis where they executed a search warrant on his store.
The sheriff’s office told us that narcotics agents located one handgun, 37,974.1 “gross grams” of CBD, less than 1 “gross gram” of Marijuana, 1,863 capsules containing CBD/THC, 902.2 “gross grams” of THC/CBD edibles, 155 “gross grams” of THC/CBD vapes/Shatter, honey containing THC/CBD, mints containing THC/CBD, and dog treats containing THC/CBD.
The raid on Cajun Cannabis took place less than a week after it opened on April 20, 2019.
After his arrest, DeYoung held a press conference where he stated that he took full responsibility for his actions.
DeYoung will appear in court on March 10 for his arraignment.