Two Louisiana residents were taken into custody after police received an anonymous tip. According to the confidential informant, drugs were being stored and sold at a camper located in an area where carnival workers were staying at a county fair. Authorities report that both individuals worked for the company that was providing the carnival at the time of their arrests.
Drug charges have been filed against both individuals because police allegedly found approximately 8 grams of crystal methamphetamine. The two individuals-a 40-year-old male of Gray, Louisiana, and a 43-year-old female of Houma, Louisiana-were accused of felony possession.
The reported drug bust occurred around 2:30 a.m. after a search warrant was executed. Police made their presence known to the occupants of the trailer and made their way in. According to the authorities, both individuals cooperated and were arrested without any incidents. A sheriff on the investigation said that the male and female made the location of the drugs known-one bag was found in an outside storage compartment on the trailer, the other was found in a sock in the master bedroom.
In addition to discovering the crystal meth, police reportedly discovered about $19,000. Some of the money was found in a bag near the bed. The rest of it, a little more than $17,500, was located in a pair of women's shoes found in the bedroom. The aforementioned sheriff reported that the trailer had been under surveillance for approximately one week before the search warrant was executed.
After the two were taken into custody, both were released after paying their bonds. The male had to pay a $10,000 bond while the female had to pay a $5,000 bond.
An unrelated case at the same fair saw another woman, 36, taken into custody. Her cabin was searched and marijuana was reportedly discovered. She was charged with possession of the drug.
Source: Neshoba Democrat, "$19,000 seized in Fair drug bust," Debbie Burt Myers, Aug. 8, 2012