GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a two-week investigation into a man suspected of selling heroin led to three arrests.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Robert "Bob" Stafford, 37, Brittany Medine, 29, and Wiley Mahurin Jr., 43, all of Gonzales, were booked on drug possession charges.
Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said the sheriff's office started investigating Stafford in the middle of March, but Monday, narcotics detectives saw Stafford and Medine involved in a drug transaction in the parking lot of a Gonzales business.
The pair was arrested and deputies said they both had heroin, cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia on them. Investigators also seized what they called "a large amount of cash from proceeds of drug transactions conducted by Stafford."
Detectives said Mahurin bought heroin from Stafford, which led to his arrest. All three suspects were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
Stafford faces the following charges:
Possession with intent to distribute heroin
Distribution of heroin
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
Possession with intent to distribute marijuana
His bond was set at $155,342.50.
Medina was booked on these charges:
Principal/possession with intent to distribute heroin
Principal/distribution of heroin
Possession of cocaine
Principal/possession with intent to distribute cocaine
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Failure to appear in court
Her bond was set at $160,342.50
Mahurin is being held on the following charges:
Possession of heroin
Contempt of court (2 counts)
His bond was set at $25,000.