Controlled delivery leads to Houma meth bust
HOUMA - The Terrebone Parish Narcotics Task Force arrested three men and seized about three pounds of methamphetamine after a successful controlled delivery operation on Friday.
Sheriff Jerry Lapenter of the Terrebone Parish Sheriff's Office said agents intercepted a suspicious parcel en route to a residence on Grace St. in Houma and delivered it under law enforcement surveillance.
Deputies said they observed 26-year-old Kerry John Lirette pick up the suspected package and take it into another residence on Grace St.
Agents searched both properties and arrested Lirette along with 43-year-old Billy Landry and 31-year-old Akari Williams.
Deputies said they seized a large quantity of methamphetamine, cash proceeds from drug sales, and an AK-47 assault rifle when they searched Williams' Grace St. residence and charged him with drug possession and distribution charges.
Authorities charged Landry with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
The total street value of the three pounds of methamphetamine seized is around $269,000, according to deputies.
The three men were transported to Terrebone Parish Criminal Justice Complex to be booked and jailed.