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07/28/2017

20+lbs. Marijuana Seized in Cooperative Investigation, 2 Arrested

 

Keith Rhodes, 54, 198 B Highway 311 Schriever, LA was arrested on July 28, 2017 at 9:44 am for the following offenses:

  • Possession of Schedule I (marijuana) with intent to distribute
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Transactions involving drug proceeds
  • Failure to properly signal a turn

Keith Rhodes.jpgKeith Rhodes

 

Brandon Boykin, 29, 405 Ardoyne Drive, Houma, LA was arrested on July 28, 2017 at for possession of Schedule I (marijuana with intent to distribute (over 20 lbs), transactions involving drug proceeds, and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.

 

Brandon Boykin.jpgBrandon Boykin

 

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents ended a long-term investigation into illegal drug trafficking with 2 arrests in Bayou Vista this morning. Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents collected evidence that Boykin and Rhodes were engaged in illegal drug activity. In the early morning hours, a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy observed 2 vehicles conduct a suspicious interaction in the parking lot of a business off US Highway 90 in Bayou Vista. The deputy then observed a second suspicious interaction on Mars Road in Bayou Vista. As the deputy attempted to make contact with the 2 subjects, both left the location in separate vehicles, accelerating quickly away from the area. While following Rhodes, a deputy observed that he failed to signal a turn onto Middle Road. The deputy and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics agents stopped Rhodes on US Highway 90 in Berwick. While speaking with Rhodes, the deputy smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After receiving consent to search the truck, the deputy located an approximate one-quarter pound of high grade marijuana and marijuana edibles. Investigators stopped Boykin off US Highway 90 in Bayou Vista. Deputies smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Deputies received consent to search the car and located approximately 20 lbs of high grade marijuana, a handgun, and over $6,000 in cash. Investigators found evidence that the money was derived from the illegal sale of marijuana and that Rhodes transported the marijuana from Colorado for distribution in St. Mary Parish and Terrebonne Parish. Boykin and Rhodes were transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement for booking. No bail is set.

 

 

 St. Mary Deputies & Items Seized 7.28.17.jpg

 

From left to right, from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office are Deputy Aaron Fetty, Chief Deputy Scott Anslum, Deputy Aprylle Bobbitt, and Lieutenant Alexander Barnes 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Office

985-354-0714

pio@stmaryso.com

www.stmaryso.com

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