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Cajun Cannabis Owner Arrested During Traffic Stop, Business Raided

Apr 25, 2019 11:50AM ● By Staff Writer
Lafayette, LA -- On April 24, 2019, at approximately 10:50 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted in the 100 block of Congress Street in reference to an ongoing narcotics investigation.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Agents conducted a search of the vehicle, driven by Travis Michael Deyoung (31), and located the following:  
  • 17 Bottles of CBD Oil 
  • 14 Bottles of CBD Gummies
  • 69 Glass jars of CBD Shatter
  • 1 Box of CBD mints
  • (1) Handgun
A search warrant was also executed on Deyoung’s business, Cajun Cannabis, in the 3800 block of Johnston Street. There, narcotics agents located one handgun, 37,974.1GG (gigagrams) of CBD, less than 1GG of Marijuana, 1,863 capsules containing CBD/THC, 902.2GG of THC/CBD edibles, 155GG of THC/CBD vapes/Shatter, honey containing THC/CBD, mints containing THC/CBD, and dog treats containing THC/CBD.

As a result, Deyoung, 31, was charged with Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Felony, 2 counts), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of a Juvenile (Felony), Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances (7 counts, Felony & misdemeanor), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) and Possession of Marijuana.

Deyoung was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on the above mentioned charges. The investigation is ongoing.

According to the 
Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC), Louisiana law prohibits any product to contain any level or trace amount of THC and the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy has issued guidance its Guidance Document re: Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil (attached) that any product extracted from a marijuana plant is classified as a schedule I under the Louisiana Controlled Dangerous Substance Law. ATC Agents will be issuing citations to any retail permit holders who offer CBD products for sale and will require that CBD products be removed from the licensed premises. Additionally, the Agency will continue to process pending CBD store applications, but will not issue any permits to CBD stores until said opinions are received.

A copy of the ATC letter is attached...

Sources: LPSO, ATC