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Detectives say pair tossed meth and gun out of car window during chase

Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office
Brian Derouen (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office) Brian Derouen (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
Theresa Trahan (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office) Theresa Trahan (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
JEANERETTE, LA (WAFB) -

Two people were taken to jail on drug charges after a traffic stop early Thursday morning.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Brian Derouen, 27, of Bayou Vista, and Theresa Trahan, 28, of Houma, arrested around 12:30 a.m.

Narcotics detectives said they saw a vehicle in the left lane of US 90 East in Jeanerette that was going slow enough to cause problems for other drivers. 

They reportedly contacted a patrol deputy, but the driver didn’t stop when the deputy tried to pull it over. Deputies said they saw the two people inside throw items out of the passenger side window.

According to SMPSO, the driver pulled over to the shoulder a short time later. Officials said they found the meth, marijuana and gun that were thrown out of the window.

Investigators said they found more than 28 grams of methamphetamine worth about $7,500. They believe the meth was bought in New Iberia. They added Trahan had several syringes, a marijuana pipe and a marijuana grinder on her.

Both are charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice and no seat belt.

Derouen faces additional charges of flight from an officer, resisting an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and driving in the left lane. His bond was set at $3,250.

Trahan has an additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $3,750.

Officials said the Morgan City Police Department, Patterson Police Department and Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

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