Authorities on Wednesday arrested a Bayou Vista man and a Houma woman after finding a gun, a bag of marijuana and more than $7,500 worth of methamphetamine they dumped on the side of the road while evading a traffic stop, according to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Brian Derouen, 27, 128 Polaris St. in Bayou Vista, and Theresa Trahan, 28, 1402 Palmisano Drive in Houma, were both booked on multiple counts, including possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of methamphetamine crystals, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The deputy who initiated a traffic stop on the pair for impeding the flow of traffic while traveling in the left lane of U.S. 90 in Jeanerette said he saw them throw things from the vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said. Detectives later found the meth, a loaded gun and a bag of marijuana on the roadside.
Syringes, a marijuana pipe and a marijuana grinder were also found inside the car, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Derouen, who was driving the car, remained in the St. Mary Parish jail on Thursday evening in lieu of a $250,000 bail. Trahan bonded out of jail Thursday morning on a $3,750 bond.