A Thibodaux man was arrested on drug charges after a multi-agency investigation, which included the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Louisiana State Police.
Narcotics agents recently opened an investigation into Chad Fletcher, 28, of Thibodaux, after receiving a tip through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region that he was involved in the trafficking of illegal narcotics which included receiving them through mail.
Through investigation, agents obtained a search warrant for his residence on Petal Avenue in Thibodaux.
On Aug. 1, agents made contact with Fletcher and conducted a search of his residence with assistance from K-9 deputies, the State Police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
During the search, agents found a black AR-15 rifle, 2.31 pounds of suspected marijuana, three vials of suspected steroids and $4,575 in cash.
They also discovered various drug paraphernalia, including syringes, vacuum seal bags and digital scales – all commonly associated with the sale of illegal narcotics.
Fletcher was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of steroids, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of controlled dangerous substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was released on Friday after posting a $111,000 bail.