On February 4, 2021 at approximately 12:45 a.m., Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop near I-10 in Lafayette Parish. During the stop, agents located just under four pounds of Cocaine after a Sheriff’s K9 positively alerted to the presence of narcotics. An FN .45 caliber firearm, corresponding ammunition and a small amount of MDMA were also located in the vehicle. As a result, the driver of the vehicle, Tyrauns White of South Carolina, was arrested.
The next night, February 5, more than 33 pounds of MDMA was seized during a traffic stop just before 1:00 a.m. A Canik TP9 9mm firearm and small amounts of other narcotics were also located during the vehicle search. Jamon Mott, 29, of Destrehan was placed under arrest.
White, 46, is charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute (PWITD) Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS), PWITD Schedule II CDS, Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Mott is charged with PWITD Schedule I CDS, Possession of Schedule I CDS (2 counts) and Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS.
These arrests portray just a small snapshot of the hard work these agents put in every day, investigating more than 200 cases in 2020 alone.
It’s estimated the total value of the illegal narcotics seized during the recent stops may be worth up to $3.8 million; the majority of which being MDMA. Although it can bear a strong resemblance to candy, MDMA is a dangerous illegal narcotic. Parents and members of the public are urged to take caution and be aware of this; and as always, to report any information related to illegal narcotics to law enforcement immediately.
Note: Several factors are considered when determining the approximate “street value” of illegal narcotics. The dollar amounts are intended as estimates only, based on the evaluation of various components.