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Deputies arrest two men wanted for meth distribution

6 years 5 months 2 days ago Thursday, December 21 2017 Dec 21, 2017 December 21, 2017 2:05 PM December 21, 2017 in Crime
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker
Photo: Jarius Griffin, Phillip Bell

LAFOURCHE PARISH- Deputies from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two men Wednesday on multiple drug charges including distributing meth in Raceland.

Authorities arrested 32-year-old Jarius Griffin and 39-year-old Phillip Bell. Through prior investigations, narcotics agents had obtained warrants for both men in reference to methamphetamine distribution.

On Wednesday, agents in Raceland identified Griffin and Bell traveling south on LA 308 and conducted a traffic stop. They were immediately taken into custody. During a search, agents seized nearly 16 grams of cocaine, four bags containing over 11 grams of heroin and approximately 11 grams of marijuana.

Griffin is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, heroin and cocaine. He was also booked on outstanding warrants for two counts of distribution of methamphetamine, four counts of contempt of court and a parole violation. Authorities say his bond is set at $185,600, but he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.

Bell is charged with three counts of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of contempt of court. His bond is set at $185,000.

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