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LPSO arrest two suspects in drug bust involving 40 pounds of narcotics

Posted at 1:36 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 14:36:37-05

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office announced Friday that it had arrested two men and seized nearly 40 pounds of illegal narcotics after consecutive overnight traffic stops led to the discovery of drugs and weapons.

According to a release from LPSO, on Feb. 4, at approximately 12:45 a.m., narcotics agents conducted a traffic stop near I-10 in Lafayette Parish. During the stop, agents located just under four pounds of Cocaine after a K9 positively alerted to the presence of narcotics.

LPSO says they found an FN .45 caliber firearm, corresponding ammunition and a small amount of MDMA located in the vehicle.

As a result, the driver of the vehicle, Tyrauns White of South Carolina, was arrested by LPSO.

On Feb. 5, more than 33 pounds of MDMA were seized during a traffic stop just before 1 a.m. A Canik TP9 9mm firearm and small amounts of other narcotics were also located during the vehicle search.

LPSO say that Jamon Mott, 29, of Destrehan was placed under arrest.

White, 46, was booked with Possession with the Intent to Distribute (PWITD) Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS), PWITD Schedule II CDS, Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Mott was booked with PWITD Schedule I CDS, Possession of Schedule I CDS (2 counts) and Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS.

LPSO says it estimates the total value of the illegal narcotics seized during these stops may be worth up to $3.8 million, with the majority of which being MDMA.

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