Posted: Jul 16, 2014 4:28 PM by Brock Sues
Updated: Jul 16, 2014 6:07 PM
SLIDELL - Narcotics agents in St. John Parish seized 100 pounds of marijuana while conducting a traffic stop and seized nearly four pounds of heroin when they raided the vehicle owner's home in Slidell last Saturday.
In April of 2014, FBI agents and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics detectives began an investigation of 33-year-old Adam Landry of Slidell who was suspected of trafficking narcotics.
On the morning of July 12, detectives pulled Landry over in St. John Parish and searched the vehicle to find his girlfriend Miranda Davis, their three small children and more than 100 pounds of marijuana inside.
Investigators said they determined that the couple lived together in a Slidell subdivision and followed the traffic stop with a raid of Landry's residence in the Pinehurst subdivision.
Sheriff's deputies from St. John and St. Tammany Parish along with members of the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations searched the residence and seized nearly four pounds of heroin, an additional half pound of marijuana, several loaded guns, cash and prescription drugs.
The recovered heroin alone had an estimated street value of more than $150,000, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
Miranda Davis was arrested and booked at the parish jail on two counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana, drug possession charges and possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled narcotics.
Landry remains in jail in St. John Parish while detectives seek arrest warrants for charges from the Slidell raid.