POSTED: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:04pm
NATLBANY, LA (NBC33) — Over 40 pounds marijuana was confiscated today in Natlbany from the home of a 58-year-old man.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted federal agents to arrest Randall Merth at roughly 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Merth was wanted for allegedly distributing over 50 kilos of marijuana in Fayette, Arkansas.
Officials say agents observed several packages of marijuana in plain sight while they were placing Merth under arrest. They then obtained a search warrant and discovered the massive amount of marijuana. They also found $25,000 in cash as well as packaging materials they believe was used to ship the product.
Merth was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance.
Merth was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail with a hold from the US Marshals Office.