Baker trio could face 30 years in jail for possession of 100 lbs of marijuana
POSTED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 4:57pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 8:54pm
BAKER, LA (NBC33) — A career criminal, his wife and business partner are all behind bars tonight facing 30 years in jail for allegedly selling a massive amount of drugs in the Baker area.
The Baker Police Department held a press conference on Thursday, April 11 to announce that Lawrence LeBlanc, Stefanie Davis and Elzy Hollis were all arrested due to a 6 month investigation into illegal drug activity.
The multi-agency investigation by the Delta Narcotics Task Force uncovered 100 pounds of marijuana, three bottles of anabolic steroids and a bottle of Lortabs. The majority of the drugs were located in LeBlanc and Davis’ home on Plank Road. The remainder was recovered from Hollis’ home, who is the next door neighbor and believed business partner in the drug ring.
The total value of the drugs is estimated between $200,000 to $350,000, depending on how it is packaged, officials noted.
Agents also recovered $5,000 in cash, as well as two handguns. They say one gun was reported stolen from Ascension Parish.
All three face multiple charges, including Possession with the Intent to Distribute. They were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
If convicted of the charges, each individual could face a maximum of 30 years in prison.
The Delta Narcotics Task Force includes agents from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Point Coupee Sheriff’s Office, West Feliciana Sheriff’s Office, the Baker, St. Francisville and Zachary Police Departments and the Baton Rouge Constable’s Office.