St. Mary’s deputies announce drug bust

St. Mary Parish sheriff’s detectives discovered a lode of illegal drugs in a car they stopped on U.S. 90, finding bags of methamphetamine and LSD, and the syringes, spoons and a tourniquet used in injecting drugs, officials said.

Brady Broussard, Stacey Grubb and Scott Dehart were booked into the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville Thursday night, said Traci Landry, spokesperson for Sheriff Mark Hebert.

One suspect, Dehart, 33 and a resident of Bayou Vista, was also booked on one count of having a firearm in the presence of illegal drugs.

Detectives on U.S. 90 stopped the driver of the car, Broussard, 38 and a resident of Morgan City, for a traffic violation and found he was driving with a suspended license. Detectives searched the vehicle and “located a bag of methamphetamine, Klonopin, Taradal, and Trilafon pills as well as several items of drug paraphernalia including spoons, syringes, and a tourniquet inside the vehicle,” Landry said in a news release.

The investigation led to a house on Venus Street in Bayou Vista, where detectives found Grubb and Dehart, both 33, and more illegal drugs and cash, Landry said.

“Detectives carried out a search warrant at the location and discovered several bags of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $14,000, a bag of LSD, a handgun, and several items of drug paraphernalia: spoons, plastic bags, syringes, and digital scales,” she said.

Detectives searching the home also found the handgun, $1,121 in cash and a 4-year-old boy. Landry did not specify if the child was related to any of the suspects. He was later taken to the home of a family member, Landry said. On Friday morning no bail had been set.