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Police: Investigation nets 9 pounds of synthetic marijuana

Jarvis Reynaud, 33, of Lake Charles, was arrested following an investigation that police say...
Jarvis Reynaud, 33, of Lake Charles, was arrested following an investigation that police say netted 21 grams of alprazolam, 7 pounds of ecstasy/MDMA, over 9 pounds of synthetic marijuana, and over 1 pound of marijuana; with a total estimated street value of $54,000.(Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 5:42 PM CDT
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Jarvis Reynaud, 33, of Lake Charles, was arrested following an investigation that police say...
Jarvis Reynaud, 33, of Lake Charles, was arrested following an investigation that police say netted 21 grams of alprazolam, 7 pounds of ecstasy/MDMA, over 9 pounds of synthetic marijuana, and over 1 pound of marijuana; with a total estimated street value of $54,000.(Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Authorities say 9 pounds of synthetic marijuana and 1 pound of marijuana were found during an investigation resulting from a traffic stop on I-10.

Detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) also found approximately 21 grams of alprazolam, 7 pounds of ecstasy/MDMA, according to Kayla Vincent, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. In total, the drugs had a total estimated street value of $54,000.

The investigation followed a stop for a traffic violation near the Creole exit on I-10 westbound around 3:30 p.m. Monday, Vincent said.

Vincent said when the driver, Jarvis J. Reynaud, 33, of Lake Charles, began to act suspiciously, detectives deployed a drug detection dog to conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle. The dog indicated the presence of drugs.

During a subsequent search of the car detectives found two bags of ecstasy/MDMA tablets, a bag of alprazolam tablets, and a bag of marijuana, Vincent said. Detectives also found a firearm, which had previously been reported stolen through the Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives then obtained a search warrant for Reynaud’s residence and found numerous gallon and sandwich-sized zip lock bags of synthetic marijuana, a large bag of marijuana, and several bags of ecstasy/MDMA tablets, Vincent said. Detectives also found another stolen firearm, which had previously been reported through the Lake Charles Police Department.

Reynaud, a convicted felon, was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center for a traffic citation; 2 counts of possession of CDS I with intent to distribute; possession of CDS IV with intent to distribute; possession of drug paraphernalia; illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of a CDS; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and illegal possession of a stolen firearm. Reynaud also has a parole detainer. His bond has not yet been set.

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