Narcotics detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office staked out a Prairieville house, which led to seven arrests on varying drug charges with one person still at large, said Lt. Col Bobby Webre, of the Sheriff’s Office.

In the arrests, detectives seized drug paraphernalia, controlled medications, a codeine syrup, three handguns, $5,000 in cash and about $8,000 worth of marijuana, Weber said in a news release.

Agents also seized a drug called butane hash oil, also referred to as BHO wax or dabs, Webre said. The tarlike substance is vaporized in pipes, he said.

“This is the first time that we have seen this type of drug in our area,” Webre said in the news release.

Booked into Ascension Parish Jail on Tuesday with bail not yet set, according to the Sheriff’s Office report, were:

  • Hunter Easley, 17, 18393 Robert Denham Road, Prairieville, on a count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
  • Michah Rousse, 19, 13341 La. 431, Gonzales, on a count of possession of marijuana.
  • Brandon Cooper, 17, 18095 Little Prairie Road, Prairieville, on counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Booked on Wednesday were:

  • Michael Brown, 20, 18095 Little Prairie Road, Prairieville, on counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of controlled dangerous substances, resisting an officer and three counts of illegal carrying of weapons.
  • Corey Garner, 20, 43277 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales, on counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of controlled dangerous substances, resisting an officer and three counts of illegal carrying of weapons.

Two women, Kelsey Salbador, 19, 38237 Michael Anthony Court, Gonzales, and Breana Nolen, 17, 13300 Oneal Bourgeois Road, Gonzales, were booked into jail Wednesday on counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and were released on bail of $1,089 each.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Joemichael Taylor, 23, 18095 Little Prairie Road, Prairieville, on various drug-related charges.