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Two arrested on drug related charges after police check on child in Lafayette

Posted: 10:25 AM, Feb 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-09 15:25:53Z
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LAFAYETTE — Two people were arrested Friday night in Lafayette on drug-related charges after police responded to a residence to check on a child.

Lafayette Police Department officers were called shortly before 7 p.m. to a house on the city’s southside to check on a child after a custody dispute, Lafayette Police Department Sgt. Matt Gard said in a press release.

While serving a search warrant, officers located nearly 4 pounds of marijuana, six schedule-two pills, seven firearms, a large amount of ammunition, and more than $68,000 in US currency, Gard said. Three children were also found inside the residence and were taken into custody by the parent.

Officers were able to obtain a search warrant after smelling marijuana coming from the residence, Gard said.

A 31-year-old man was preliminarily charged with dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintain a common nuisance, and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. A 37-year-old woman was preliminarily charged with dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of a controlled substance.