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Attempted drug stop turns into pursuit down I-10 early Saturday morning

Police: passengers threw drugs out of car along I-10
Posted at 12:29 PM, Sep 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-14 16:52:43-04

Early Saturday morning, two Duson Police officers were called in reference to possible drugs found in a truck stop casino in Duson.

According to Duson Police, the officers reviewed security video and identified the person who had dropped the drugs and the vehicle she had arrived in. Officers tracked the car to a local resident and located the vehicle driving down a road in Duson.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle to search for additional drugs, and the driver sped off.

A pursuit then ensued down I-10 through Scott.

One of the officers directed Lafayette Sheriff's Deputies to areas along I-10 where he noted one of the passengers throwing items from the car.

The pursuit ended on Ambassador Caffery at Willow Street, where the driver stopped.

The deputies were able to find two packages along the interstate, which the Duson officer described as having been thrown from the car.

Each bag contained illegal drugs and paraphernalia associated with drug use.

Three people in the car were arrested and the drugs were seized; over $3,000 in methamphetamines and marijuana were recovered.

Those arrested were Marty James Broussard, 57, homeless; Amanda Meaux, 39, of Duson; and Dustin Charles Lennep, 43, of Lafayette.

Duson Police thanked LPSO for their assistance and the LPSO Communications Deputies who "coordinated the successful resolution to this investigation."

The investigation is ongoing.