Another store raided for illegal drug sales
Police raided a third convenience store in two months for attempting to sell synthetic cannabinoids.
The raid Thursday of the Amelia Truck Stop, 9731 La. 182 in Amelia, follows Long’s Food Mart in Bayou Vista in mid-January and T&N Food Mart in Siracusaville March 7. In both cases, drugs, paraphernalia, weapons and cash were seized.
Thursday’s search warrant netted the arrests of Mamoon Khalil, 41, and Nasir Tamini, 45, both of Houma, for possession of synthetic cannabinoids with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and transactions involving drug proceeds.
St. Mary Narcotics Task Force agents located synthetic cannabinoids with an approximate street value of $20,000, several drug paraphernalia items and $16,972 in U.S. currency, which is pending forfeiture, Sheriff Mark Hebert said.
Khalil posted a $15,000 bond, while Tamini posted a $7,500 bond. Both were later released.
Elsewhere, Bryson Bias, 21, of Idaho Street in Morgan City and Stephen Bias, 47, of Third Street in Morgan City were arrested Thursday at 9:48 a.m. with B. Bias being charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic cannabinoids. S. Bias was charged with possession of a Schedule III narcotic (Narco, a pain reliever).
Task force agents executed a search warrant at 430 Idaho St. in Morgan City. During the investigation, agents located several rocks of crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and synthetic cannabinoids. Agents also found S. Bias to be in possession of Narco pills, Hebert said.
Both suspects were booked into the parish jail where they remained this morning with no bonds set.
The Assumption Sheriff’s Office has recalled a warrant on one of its suspects from the “Should Have Got a Real Job” undercover operation.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack this morning confirmed a case of mistaken identity because the perpetrator had the same first and middle names as Bruce Wayne Scott.
He originally was suspected of distributing Lortab after an undercover agent made a hand-to-hand buy with a subject. This transaction was captured on video surveillance. Scott, who has not been arrested, was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month.
“After meeting with Scott and his attorney, we have decided that this warrant will not be executed as agents have confirmed the identity of another Bruce Wayne (first and middle name) as the actual suspect. At this time we are not prepared to issue the full name of the suspect until an arrest warrant is signed,” Waguespack said.
“Bruce Wayne Scott has no criminal history and is a hard working individual who is very involved in his community. Our office is satisfied with the newly developed information, which clears Mr. Scott with any wrongdoing. The Assumption Parish Sheriff has offered a sincere apology to him for this mistaken identity.”