Iberville deputies find marijuana, arrest Sunshine man

Deputies arrested a 30-year-old man Friday and booked him into the Iberville Parish Jail on multiple drug-related counts, Sheriff Brett Stassi said in a news release.

Brandon “Juan” Wright, 1905 Besson Lane, Sunshine, was placed under arrest after deputies who searched his home discovered 18 pounds of marijuana, along with a Smith & Wesson handgun, a money counter and other assets, Stassi said.

Stassi said Wright was booked with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a controlled substance in the presence of a juvenile and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled, dangerous substance.

Wright’s criminal history includes multiple arrests on drug possession counts in East Baton Rouge Parish, Stassi said.