Five people have been indicted on multiple drug and racketeering charges as part of a long-term joint investigation, local law enforcement officials said.
A Terrebonne Parish grand jury found enough evidence on Thursday to charge Dylan Michael Boss, 22, of Houma, Justin Alexander Fabre, 30, of Houma, Joel Fabre, 29, of Woodland, Calif., Chelsea Fabre, 30, of Woodland, Calif., and Storm Chauvin, 22, of North Hollywood, Calif., with multiple drug-related crimes.
Each suspect is charged with racketeering, money laundering of $100,000 or more, distribution of a schedule I controlled dangerous substances and two counts of conspiracy to distribute or dispense marijuana, records show.
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents, the Department of Homeland Security and the Louisiana State Police began investigating several people they suspected of transporting high-grade marijuana from California to southern Louisiana, authorities said.
Three were arrested in Terrebonne Parish, and two others were arrested in California and extradited back to Terrebonne Parish, authorities said.
Agents found 46 pounds of marijuana, several containers of THC oils, which are the chemicals responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects, mechanisms used in extracting THC, packing material and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
Also seized was more than $30,000 in cash, a Jaguar and a Volkswagen, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Justin Fabre was arrested on Feb. 20. Brown and Joel Fabre were arrested on March 1. Boss was arrested on March 20. And Chauvin remains at large, prosecutors said.
Joel Fabre and Brown are each being held in the Terrebonne Parish jail on $350,000 bonds. Their next court appearance is on Wednesday. Boss is being held on a $300,000 bond. He is set to be arraigned Thursday. Justin Fabre was arraigned on Monday. His bond was set at $300,000.
The case has been assigned to District Court Judge Juan Pickett.
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