Sunshine residents praise law enforcement after huge drug bust

Sunshine residents praise law enforcement after huge drug bust

POSTED: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 9:45am

Over 18 pounds of marijuana is off the streets tonight in Iberville Parish. Deputies found the stuff in a spot many people think is often overlooked.

Brandon "Juan" Wright is accused of trying to sell 18 pounds of marijuana, only feet away from Sherry Jones' house.

"I've lived on this street for 22 years and this is the first I’ve heard or seen people get busted or big time drugs like that," said Sunshine resident, Sherry Jones.

Deputies say the drugs have a street value of over 50 thousand dollars.

"This marijuana, within 2 hours of after we need this search it would have been on the streets in St. Gabriel and East Iberville," said Iberville Sheriff, Brett Stassi.

Jones lives in east Iberville parish. It's a spot many say is neglected by deputies.

“They told me sometimes that the East Iberville felt like the red headed step child but I want to make sure we brought that to rest and that won’t be the case," noted Sheriff Stassi.

But Jones says busts like this one go to show parts of the parish like Sunshine need to be patrolled more frequently.

“I mean there is a lot of children around here you know and you never know they could be distributing it to the young children," noted Jones.

A message the Sheriff's Office has gotten. Now, deputies along with St. Gabriel police are doing what they can to keep sherry’s neighborhood safe, secure and free of drugs.

“They deserve to have the same law enforcement through the parish as we do on this side,” said Sheriff Stassi.

Wright was arrested and booked into the Iberville parish jail but bailed out. He has an extensive criminal history and will be face several felony charges.

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Ya'll must of missed that at the "Jones" next door, one of the residents there is a Captain with the corrupt St Gabriel Police Department. Investigate!! How do you live DIRECTLY next door to a drug dealer of this scale and not know he is dealing, Because your hand is in the pot!(no pun intended) And the Iberville Sheriff's dept hasn't forgot about the East Iberville side. Its just that every time they go to work there, they have issues with the police department complaining. INVESTIGATE!!

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