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Mother and daughter arrested on drug charges

Gabrielle Paddie (Source: LPSO) Gabrielle Paddie (Source: LPSO)
Cecilia Stephens (Source: LPSO) Cecilia Stephens (Source: LPSO)
Evidence (Source: LPSO) Evidence (Source: LPSO)
WALKER, LA (WAFB) -

Livingston Parish Narcotics Detectives executed a narcotics-related search warrant at a home in Walker, LA and what they found essentially put the brakes on what deputies call a "family business."

Detectives executed the search warrant Thursday at a home off Hwy 190 in Walker. During the search, detectives searched the bedroom of Cecilia Stephens, 50, and found about 137 grams of marijuana packaged to sell. They also found weighing scales and a loaded pistol.

In Stephens' daughter's room, detectives found about 167 grams of marijuana packaged to sell, pills and a loaded pistol.

Cecilia Stephens is charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance. She is currently in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Her bond has been set at $100,000.

Stephens' daughter, Gabrielle Paddie, 19, is charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of schedule 4 (Soma Pills), possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  She is currently in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Her bond has been set at 110,500.

 More arrests are possible and the investigation is ongoing.

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