Seven arrested in Sulphur drug raid
POSTED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 12:04pm
SULPHUR, LA — Seven people have been arrested as part of a drug bust in Calcasieu Parish.
On July 4 at 7:30 a.m., deputies went to a mobile home in the 2700 block of Balfour Street in Sulphur, in reference to a report of several suspicious people trespassing on the property and possible drug activity.
Deputies found a pill bottle in the driveway of the home containing several prescription pills on the ground where Christopher M. Kelly, 35, Michael D. Landry, 34, Dillon A. Smith, 26, Brent A. Touchet, 35, all of Sulphur, Crystal A. Kopycinsky, 34, of La Port, Texas, Trent A. Core, 29, of Duson, and Taylor B. Landry, 20, of Hackberry, were all standing.
Deputies got consent from Kopycinsky to search her car and found methamphetamine, Marijuana, and a Xanax pill from inside the car. After receiving consent from Touchet, deputies conducted a search of his truck and recovered Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, a wallet containing the ID of Michael Landry, as well as approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine concealed inside the wallet.
After further investigation,a search warrant was obtained for a second truck, driven by Smith, as well as the mobile home. During a search of the second truck, detectives recovered two syringes, a clear plastic bag and a cut drinking straw, both containing residue of methamphetamine, numerous unused small plastic baggies, 3 digital postal scales, and a Marijuana joint.
Detectives searched the mobile home and recovered approximately 5.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of approximately $17,000.
Michael Landry was charged with Possession of CDS II (meth), Possession of Marijuana; Possession of CDS III (soma), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession With Intent to Distribute CDS II (meth).
Kopycinsky was charged with Possession of CDS II (meth) and Possession of CDS III (soma).
Smith was charged with Possession of CDS II (meth), Possession of CDS III (soma) and Possession of Marijuana.
Core was charged with Possession of CDS III (soma).
Taylor Landry was charged with Possession of CDS II (meth), Possession of CDS III (soma) and Possession of Marijuana. She was also charged with Introduction of Contraband Into a Penal Institution after deputies discovered both marijuana and crystal methamphetamine on her person while being booked in.
Touchet was charged with Possession of CDS III (soma).
Kelly was charged with Possession of CDS III (soma) and Distribution of CDS II (meth).