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Police: Thief 'squats' to hide meth in underwear from police

Timothy Matherne Jr. (Source: Thibodaux Police Department) Timothy Matherne Jr. (Source: Thibodaux Police Department)
Drugs found in Crown Royal bag hidden in Matherne's underwear (Source: Thibodaux Police Department) Drugs found in Crown Royal bag hidden in Matherne's underwear (Source: Thibodaux Police Department)
THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) -

A Thibodaux man is behind bars after police say he stole speakers from a business Thursday. 

The theft happened around 7 a.m. Reports say 27-year-old Timothy Matherne Jr. was seen stuffing speakers into a bean bag. Matherne later purchased the bean bag, but not the items hidden inside. He was stopped and officers found the stolen speakers inside the bean bag.

Once Matherne was placed under arrest, officers searched him and when they would get close to his waistband, he would do a squat. This happened multiple times. After further investigation, police officers found Matherne was wearing double underwear, boxers and briefs. Hidden inside his briefs was a Crown Royal bag filled with methamphetamines, oxycodone, and codeine. 

Police say 18 to 20 grams of meth was found, along with the codeine and oxycodone. The street value for the drugs is around $3,000. Police also found bean bag filler in his pockets.

Matherne was charged with possession with intent to distribute meth, possession of oxycodone, possession of codeine, theft of goods, simple criminal damage to property, and parking in a handicapped zone. He is being held in the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $15,200 bond.

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