LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Four Texas residents are accused of drug charges following an undercover operation involving the Combined Anti-Drug Task (CAT) Force Team.
Authorities said on Sunday, the team arrested 44-year-old Bouasay Norkeo, 39-year-old Tony Chounlamany, 36-year-old Khammy Norkeo, and 38-year-old Jenny Nivone, who are all facing drug charges.
Authorities said 53 pounds of high grade marijuana was recovered in the operation.
Authorities said detectives from the CAT Team received information that Bouasay Norkeo was meeting with a subject at a convenience store.
Authorities said Norkeo arrived and was arrested by the CAT Team for being in possession of the 53 pounds of marijuana.
"Detectives continue to investigate the incident and discovered there were three more people at a local casino that assisted with getting the marijuana delivered to Lake Charles. Detectives located the three other suspects and arrested them without incident. All four suspects were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center," the release states.
Bouasay Norkeo was charged with possession of CDS I with intent to distribute. Bond was set at $240,000.
Chounlamany was charged with distribution of CDS I. Bond was set at $140,000.
Khammy Norkeo was charged with distribution of CDS I. Bond was set at $125,000.
Nivone was charged with distribution of CDS I. Bond in that case was set at $125,000.