GONZALES — Three Gonzales men were arrested on Wednesday following a monthlong investigation by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office into marijuana distribution.
Tony Bacala, chief deputy for the Sheriff’s Office, announced in a news release Thursday that deputies began investigating 35-year-old Ezikeo Freeman last month and discovered he allegedly was selling marijuana from his residence.
Freeman, 9298 Mark Pierce Road, Gonzales, was booked on counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
During a search of Freeman’s home on Wednesday, deputies seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Bacala said. In addition, they found two other men on the premises who allegedly were in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, he said.
Brandon Boudreaux, 30, 9298 Mark Pierce Road, Gonzales, attempted to flee carrying a book sack, Bacala said. After being chased by deputies, Boudreaux refused to comply with an order to stop resisting arrest and was hit with a Taser stun gun.
Deputies found Boudreaux’s bag contained a loaded 9 mm pistol and roughly 1.5 pounds of marijuana, Bacala said.
Boudreaux was booked on counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, illegal carrying of weapons, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer.
Troy Freeman, 24, 301 E. Rome St., Gonzales, also was arrested after deputies allegedly found marijuana and a scale in his vehicle. He was booked on counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies said the Freemans are brothers. All three men remained incarcerated Thursday afternoon in the Ascension Parish Jail awaiting bond.