Smoke Shop target of drug bust in Lafayette - KLFY News 10

Smoke Shop target of drug bust in Lafayette

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Troy Manson Troy Manson
Jay Calhoun Jay Calhoun
Joshua Sheppard Joshua Sheppard
Mohhamad Abdalla Mohhamad Abdalla

Motorists and residents near the 3300 block of Johnston Street earlier Wednesday got an eye full of hectic activity.

The Lafayette Metro Narcotics Unit surrounded the area while making a drug bust at a store called The Smoke Shop. According to metro narcotics' Captain John Babin, agents found more than $14,000 worth of synthetic cannabinoids. Task force agents entered the shop around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Mohhamad Abdalla was arrested and charged with produce, manufacturing, distribute, dispense, possession of schedule I substances. Transaction involving proceeds from drug offenses; money derived from drugs.

Joshua Sheppard was also arrested and charged with produce, manufacturing, distribute, dispense, possession of schedule I substances.

Authorities are also looking for 32-year-old Troy Manson. Manson is wanted for distribution of schedule I narcotics.

Also in an unrelated investigation, Metro Agents were called to assist the Lafayette Police Department with a meth Lab at a local Motel. The Lafayette Fire Department Haz-Mat unit was also called to the scene to neutralize the chemicals use in the meth lab by the suspect.

Components to a clandestine meth lab were located in the room with suggest the lab had been in use.

Jay Calhoun was arrested and charged with operation a clandestine meth lab.

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