Father, son arrested on marijuana charges

Livingston Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a father and his son after deputies found three marijuana plants growing inside their J.B. Averett Road home, the Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Cary Caruso Sr., 44, and Derek Caruso, 19, were booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on Dec. 10 on one count each of cultivation of schedule I drugs.

Sheriff’s deputies had received drug-related complaints about the Carusoes’ house at 17534 J.B. Averett Road, Sheriff Jason Ard said in a news release.

Detectives went to the home Dec. 10 and smelled marijuana inside , Ard said.

Detectives searched the house and found two marijuana plants growing in a machine that watered and kept light on them, Ard said. Detectives found another marijuana plant growing in a bucket, he said.

Cary and Derek Caruso each posted bail of $100,000 and were released from the Livingston Parish Detention Center, Ard said.