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Two Cut Off women arrested after tossing drugs from car during pursuit

Two Cut Off women arrested after tossing drugs from car during pursuit

Two Cut Off women face multiple drug charges after attempting to evade a traffic stop last Thursday.
Tammy Plaisance, 52, and Chrisy Rousse, 36, were arrested following the incident in which they tossed several bags of illegal drugs from their vehicle before the traffic stop.

Shortly before 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force agents in the Galliano area attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle following a traffic violation.

The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and eventually turned northbound onto LA Highway 3235 while increasing to speeds near 85 miles per hour. Deputies noticed both the driver and passenger throw several items from the vehicle at multiple locations along the highway.

The driver eventually stopped the vehicle along LA 3235 near West 54th Street in Cut Off, and deputies took both the driver, Chrisy Rousse, and the passenger, Tammy Plaisance, into custody.

While searching Rousse's vehicle, deputies discovered a small amount of crack cocaine, over $2,000 in cash, and drug paraphernalia. Other deputies who had responded to the scene assisted in locating items which the women had tossed from the vehicle.

In all, deputies recovered 6.4 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 1 gram of suspected methamphetamine, 0.7 grams of suspected heroin, and 3 doses of Suboxone.

Collectively, the street value of the drugs seized was $990, and agents found the packaging and amounts were consistent with the illegal sale of narcotics.

Both Rousse and Plaisance were transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux and booked with Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, suboxone, and felony obstruction of justice.

Rousse was additionally charged with reckless operation, resisting an officer and improper lane usage. She is being held in lieu of $37,300 bond as set by Judge F. Hugh Larose, while Plaisance is being held in lieu of $36,600 bond.