MORGAN CITY, LA (WAFB) - Investigators said a man suspected of transporting meth from one parish was arrested Wednesday evening.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported Demetris Jackson, 24, of Breaux Bridge, was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and resisting an officer. His bond was set at $76,000. He was still in jail as of Thursday morning. Officials said four bags of crystal meth, worth about $13,000, were found in the car he was driving.
Braylon Dugas, 21, of Breaux Bridge, was also arrested. He is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jail officials said he was released after posting a $3,500 bond.
Detectives with the narcotics division of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said they worked with members of the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office in gathering information they said indicated Jackson was driving to the St. Mary Parish area to deliver crystal meth.
They said crews set up near the parish line reported Jackson was spotted on US 90 and was seen stop at a gas station in the Four Corners area. Authorities said Jackson ran off when deputies approached him, but he was caught after a short chase.
According to detectives, they were given permission to search the vehicle and found meth hidden inside. Investigators added Dugas was a passenger in the car. He reportedly had marijuana and cigar wraps on him.
SMPSO said the Franklin, Berwick and Morgan City police departments assisted with the investigation.