Assumption sheriff: deputies find $3,000 worth of crack cocaine and a firearm in the home of 65-year-old felon _lowres

Robert Meads

Deputies arrested a 65-year-old man Monday accused of having $3,000 worth of crack cocaine in his home.

Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents stopped Robert Meads, of Labadieville, after they saw what they believed to be a drug transaction in a business’s parking lot, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for Meads’ residence after finding cocaine in his vehicle, and detectives discovered 12.2 grams of cocaine and a .38-caliber pistol at his home, the release says.

Meads, 3005 La. 308, was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on two counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule II drugs, or crack cocaine, a count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, a count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a count of possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, the release says.

Bail was set at $75,000.