The owner of Cajun Cannibis, Travis DeYoung, says he plans to reopen for business again, even though he is facing weapon and drug-related charges.
DeYoung, who spent the weekend in jail following his arrest and a sweep of his CBD shop on Johnston Street, said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that he has plans to reopen within a week.
He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail Thursday, April 25 on one count of felony possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances.
DeYoung’s bond, which was originally set at $322k was reduced to 97K Monday and he was bonded out by his attorney.
The Lafyette Parish Sheriff’s Office released a statement following DeYoung’s press conference. It read as follows:
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office understands the importance of protecting the well-being of everyone in Lafayette Parish, and will continue to work daily to preserve your safety.
From start to finish, the sheriff’s office conducted a thorough and thoughtful investigation. This case directly followed the path laid out by Louisiana state law, and the obligations of our law enforcement agency.
Moving forward, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to assist our partners at the District Attorney’s Office and in the courts with this case, as we do with every investigation, as they fulfill their legal responsibilities.