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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Two arrested as agents seize $10,000 in drugs and cash

Two arrested as agents seize $10,000 in drugs and cash

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Adrian Tran, age 20, and Terrierenee Billiot, age 19, both of Larose.

The Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force had been investigating Tran and had obtained two warrants for his arrest for distribution of marijuana.

Through investigation, agents discovered Tran to be located at a car wash on Hamilton Street in Larose Tuesday afternoon.

Upon arrival, agents and deputies positioned their units attempting to close off both ends of the car wash stall with emergency lights activated. Tran shifted his vehicle into reverse, and struck an LPSO unit, eventually clearing the unit from blocking the car wash stall.

Tran proceeded toward Highway 308 at a high rate of speed, and agents observed him throw a large amount of money out of the window. As he passed through the intersection of Hamilton Street and Highway 308, Tran caused a collision involving a total of five vehicles.

Deputies checked on the welfare of those involved in the crash, and several were transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.

As Tran exited his vehicle, a large bag of suspected high-grade marijuana fell out of the vehicle. Agents later found additional cash and a stolen handgun inside the vehicle also.

Tran admitted to having additional marijuana at his St. Louis Street residence. Agents responded and discovered his girlfriend, Billiot, at the residence with two juveniles. Agents recovered additional drugs and cash at the residence as well as various drug paraphernalia.

In all, agents seized nearly one pound (453.4 grams) of suspected high-grade marijuana with a street value of approximately $9,068, along with $1,658 in cash.

Tran received treatment at a local hospital and was then transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. He was booked on the two aforementioned warrants, as well as charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a weapon in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, use of a controlled drug in the presence of persons under 17, aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated criminal damage to property, vehicular negligent injuring, obstruction of justice, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $216,000.

Billiot was also arrested for her involvement. She was booked with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and use of a controlled drug in the presence of persons under 17. She was released on Wednesday, August 12 after posting $11,000 bond.