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Investigation underway at Cajun Cannabis in Lafayette

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 23:18:35-04

Agents with the Lafayette Police Department's Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) executed a search warrant at Cajun Cannibus on Tuesday, LPD confirms.

The search warrant yielded three marijuana plants that were being cultivated inside the business through the use of heat lamps, buckets of water, and housed inside a portable grow house. Agents also located 1336.5 grams of marijuana, 2.6 grams of Hash, and various articles of drug paraphernalia.

Agents were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence of one of the suspects with the information gained from the search warrant of the business. The search warrant at the residence of Travis DeYoung yielded 11 grams of marijuana, 4 grams THC Wax, 1 gram THC Keep Pod Cartridge, and a container with a label on it stating that it contained 17.08% THC.

The establishment was also observed selling food and beverage items containing CBD, which is also a violation of the laws currently in place. Based on those findings, the Lafayette Police Department notified and enlisted the assistance of the Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

Mr. Travis Michael DeYoung, 32, of Lafayette (W/M) was arrested on four active warrants of Principal to Distribute Schedule I Narcotics (Marijuana), Cultivation of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Narcotic (Marijuana), Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds, Violation of Uniform CDS LAW: Drug Free Zone.

Ms. Karlie Laine Lantier (Bellard), 27, of Lafayette (W/F) was arrested on four active warrants of Distribution of Schedule I Narcotics (Marijuana).

Ms. Jordan Folks, 19, of Lafayette (W/F) was arrested on an active warrant of Distribution of Schedule I Narcotics (Marijuana).

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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ORIGINAL STORY: The owner of Cajun Cannabis, Travis DeYoung, tells KATC that he was picked up by Lafayette Police and that an employees at the store's Bossier City location was arrested.

A spokesperson with the Lafayette Police Department says that they have made no arrests.

Police are planning on releasing more information on their investigation later this afternoon.

DeYoung was formally charged in January in connection with an overnight raid on his store in April 2019 by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

In July, the charges made against DeYoung were dismissed by the District Attorney's Office.

To read more: Charges against Cajun Cannabis owner dismissed

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