ANGIE, La. -- Authorities in Washington Parish confiscated pounds of marijuana, firearms and a frozen alligator carcass last Wednesday (Oct. 12) in Angie, La after receiving a tip from a postal service inspector.
Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force searched a residence in the 26000 block of Mondy Road after a Customs and Border Patrol canine alerted the USPS inspector about possible marijuana in a mailed box.
When authorities searched the house, detectives found a ten-pound box of marijuana, five firearms, three marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia and a frozen alligator carcass.
Two men were arrested, 43-year-old Hugh Edward Jones and Lawrence C. Walls, 41.
A Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Agent visited the home to inspect the carcass and took custody of the alligator.
Sheriff Randy Seal said he was not pleased when he learned of the presence of the firearms.
“While I fully support the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to possess firearms, I do not want to see firearms in the hands of criminals," Seal said. "It is imperative that our officers always return home safely at the end of their watch.”
Both men were charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance With Weapons Present. In addition, Walls is charged with eight counts of Failure to Appear.