TPSO: Drug Transaction Results in Arrests, Charges

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The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division arrested and jailed two suspects in connection with an investigation involving a drug transaction in the parking lot of a local business.

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at around 6:20 p.m., agents observed a pickup driven by a female subject. She parked the truck in a west Houma lot and a male subject approached her.

Agents observed a hand-to-hand transaction between the two subjects. Agents moved in and attempted contact, at which point the male threw a clear plastic bag containing what appeared to be methamphetamine on the ground. The female tore open a clear plastic bag in her possession and attempted to discard the methamphetamine that was inside of it.

Further investigation revealed that a drug transaction had indeed occurred, with an exchange of the product to the female in return for cash.

Adam Creese Smith Jr., 40, of Houma and Melanie Austin, 33, of Bayou Blue, were booked at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

Smith was booked for methamphetamine distribution and possession, obstruction of justice, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Austin was booked for methamphetamine, heroin, legend drug, and drug paraphernalia possession and obstruction of justice.