2 arrested for growing marijuana in home

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 25, 2012



LAPLACE – A traffic stop on Interstate 10 in West Baton Rouge Parish led to the arrest of two men who are accused of growing marijuana plants at a home in LaPlace, according to a release from State Police.

Members of the State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested Dinh Quang Bui, 29, of 116 Warwick St., LaPlace, and Quyet Quang Bui, 32, of 12223 Longbrook St., Houston, for cultivation of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Trooper Melissa Matey, a spokesperson for State Police Troop B. Matey said the arrests followed an investigation stemming from a traffic stop on eastbound I-10 near Baton Rouge.

During the stop, troopers found Ding Bui in possession of six one-gallon containers of liquid hydroponic flowering solution, a substance often used in the growing of marijuana plants. A search warrant was obtained for Bui’s residence in St. John the Baptist Parish, and detectives seized about 150 marijuana plants, roughly two ounces of marijuana buds and assorted paraphernalia used in the cultivation of marijuana.

Matey said both men were booked into the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in LaPlace, where they are being held pending a bond hearing.

Matey said anyone wishing to report criminal or suspicious activity to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations is urged to contact detectives at 225-925-3682 or online by using the secure reporting form under the “Suspicious Activity” link at www.lsp.org.