2 arrested after Opelousas synthetic pot bust
OPELOUSAS - The owner and an employee of a convenience store in Opelousas are under arrest for distribution of synthetic marijuana after narcotics agents raided the business on Tuesday.
Captain Megan Vizena of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office said Singh's Quick Stop came to the attention of law enforcement after they received several anonymous tips that the convenience store was selling illegal synthetic marijuana to its customers.
Agents were able to confirm the activity as they entered the business and purchased several bags of the illegal drug and a search warrant was obtained for the owner and cashier of the store.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics agents and members of Alcohol and Tobacco Control raided the store on July 15, arrested two and confiscated an undisclosed amount of synthetic marijuana.
Store owner Beant Singh, 53, faces charges of distribution and principal to distribution of a schedule 1 Controlled Dangerous Substance. Cashier Daphane Lavergne, 38, was also arrested and faces distribution charges.