Texas women face drug charges after arrests during Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies made two drug arrests at the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival about a block from a school over the Labor Day weekend, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.

—Rachelle Lacouture, 48, of the 500 block of Concord Street in Vidor, Texas, was arrested at 7:56 p.m. Friday for possession of Schedule I (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).

—Shanae Landry, 50, of the 2400 block of North Sutton Street in Vidor, Texas, was arrested at 7:56 p.m. Friday for possession of Schedule I (marijuana) and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone).

Narcotics detectives patrolling the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival area in Morgan City observed two females sitting inside a parked vehicle smoking marijuana. Contact was made with the two females who were identified as Lacouture and Landry. Landry gave consent to search her purse and Lacouture gave consent to search her vehicle, he said. During the search, detectives located marijuana inside Landry’s purse and marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Lacouture’s belongings, Crouch said. This happened approximately one block away from a school, Hebert said. Both were taken to the parish jail and held.

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