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Pounds of marijuana stuffed in YETI cooler seized in drug bust

8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Saturday, January 21 2017 Jan 21, 2017 January 21, 2017 3:35 PM January 21, 2017 in Crime
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge man faces felony drug charges after narcotics agents seized three pounds of marijuana stuffed in a YETI cooler at his apartment complex Friday.

Arrest records say 20-year-old Brett Labasse was charged with distribution/manufacturing of schedule one drugs. 

According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, agents recieved a warrant to search Labasse's Ben Hur Road apartment after conducting a controlled purchase earlier in the day.

Inside the apartment, agents seized more than three pounds of "high grade" marijuana that was being stored in a YETI cooler in Labasse's bedroom. Investigators say the marijuana is worth an estimated $8,000. 

Agents also seized nearly $30,000 in cash which Labasse admitted had been obtained by selling the drug.

Labasse was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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