Sheriff: 'Controlled delivery' nets more than $250K in meth, 3 suspects arrested
HOUMA, LA (WAFB) - Investigators said three men were arrested and more than $250,000 worth of meth was seized during a drug bust on Friday.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office reported Kerry Lirette, 26, Bill Landry, 43, and Akari Williams, all of Houma, were booked on drug charges.
Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said agents with the Terrebonne Parish Narcotics Task Force intercepted a package in the mail being delivered to Lirette's home on Grace Street in Houma and conducted a "controlled delivery."
According to Larpenter, the package was delivered to Lirette, who then drove with it to Williams's home, which is also on Grace Street.
TPSO reported both homes were searched, which resulted in the discovery of three pounds of suspected meth. Investigators said it has a street value of $268,800. Agents reported also finding an AK-47 assault rifle and more than $5,000 in cash.
Lirette faces charges of possession with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of methamphetamine, illegal proceeds derived from drug transactions and obstruction of justice.
Williams is charged with possession with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in the presence of narcotics, distribution of methamphetamine, illegal proceeds derived from drug transactions and obstruction of justice.
Landry was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
All three suspects were booked into the Terrebonne Parish Jail. Bond information was not provided.
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