Package in mail containing marijuana results in arrest

Justin Bourgeois (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
Justin Bourgeois (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)

PATTERSON, LA (WAFB) - A man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after authorities intercepted a package in the mail containing marijuana.

Justin Bourgeois, 39, of Patterson, was taken into custody just before 1 p.m.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said the marijuana confiscated has a street value of more than $22,000.

Narcotics agents and an investigator with the US Postal Service searched Bourgeois' home. They reported finding digital scales and prescription ibuprofen pills inside.

Bourgeois was booked into the parish jail on the following charges:

Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute

Possession of a Legend drug without a prescription

Possession of drug paraphernalia

No bond was set.

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