Marijuana plants found in Reserve home

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 19, 2011



LAPLACE – Acting on a citizen complaint about possible drug activity at a Reserve residence, St. John the Baptist Parish narcotics investigators arrested three men who were growing marijuana plants at the home.

Gene E. Murray Jr., 20, John Murray, 17 and David Brady, 20, all residents of NW 18th Street, were booked on charges of producing, manufacturing or possession with intent to distribute marijuana after deputies seized several mature marijuana plants from the home in the 100 block of NW 18th Street, said Capt. Dane Clement, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office. Clement said investigators had secured a court-ordered warrant to search the home following the anonymous tip.

During the arrest, Brady was also booked with resisting an officer.

Gene and John Murray are being held on $20,000 bonds, while Brady is being held on a $22,500 bond. Clement said the men are being held at the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility in LaPlace.