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Three arrested after Lafourche agents find thousands in counterfeit bills

Three arrested after Lafourche agents find thousands in counterfeit bills

Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force agents recovered over $25,000 in counterfeit bills from a Cut Off residence Tuesday, arresting three people believed to be involved.

Investigators say Terry Guidry, 46, of Galliano, who was out on bond from a previous counterfeit arrest, faces new charges following the investigation. Two other people, Adam Theriot III, 31, of Larose and Chrisy Rousse, 37, of Cut Off, were also arrested in connection to the case following a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Terry Guidry was arrested on April 2 last year when he was found with cocaine and more than $3,300 in counterfeit bills, as well as printing materials for counterfeit bills and another $66,395 in fake bills in which the printing process had not yet been completed.

Guidry spent nearly a year in jail before bonding out on March 4 of this year.

This past week, the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force began investigating Guidry after they learned through investigation that he was again printing counterfeit bills.

During a traffic stop on Tuesday, March 31, Adam Theriot III and Chrisy Rousse were found to have crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and $280 in counterfeit bills in their possession. Task Force agents were able to trace the bills to Guidry and were able to obtain a search warrant for a residence on East 75th Street where they believed Guidry was manufacturing the phony bills.

Upon searching the residence, they located more than $25,000 in counterfeit bills, as well as equipment and materials commonly used in the manufacture of fake money, but Guidry was not at the residence at that time.

After learning of Guidry's possible whereabouts, agents contacted the Golden Meadow Police Department for assistance, and officers located Guidry at a family member's residence on West 215th Street. There, Guidry was found to have psilocybin mushrooms and amphetamine pills in his possession.

Guidry was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked on charges of monetary instrument abuse, possession of psilocybin (mushrooms), and possession of amphetamine. He is being held in lieu of $70,000 bond as set by Judge Walter I Lanier III.

Meanwhile, Theriot and Rousse were arrested following the traffic stop, and were both transported to the Detention Center as well. Theriot was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and careless operation. He is being held in lieu of $11,100 bond as set by Judge Lanier.

Rousse was charged with monetary instrument abuse, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held in lieu of $31,000 bond as set by Judge Lanier.

Guidry has 21 prior arrests, mostly for similar charges, in Lafourche, Terrebonne and St. Charles Parishes. He was set to go to trial on April 27 for his arrest last April. In addition to the charges from that arrest, he also has pending drug and counterfeit charges stemming from prior arrests in 2012 and 2013.