Police on the Northshore say a trip to pay a water bill ended in three arrests and seizure of drugs, money and guns.
According to the Mandeville Police Department, officers leaving City Hall Thursday walked past a truck that had a strong odor of marijuana. The officers detained 28-year-old Adrian Singleton, 18-year-old Monterrio Batiste and 18-year-old Trevell Hill.
During the search, officers discovered a handgun concealed in Hill's waistband. A second handgun was discovered near the front seat of the vehicle. Officers also found 22 grams of marijuana, 50 Xanax pills, $1,900 in cash and a scale.
Singleton was booked on possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Batiste was booked on simple possession of marijuana. Hill possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with intent to distribute and possession of a Schedule IV narcotic.
Singleton and Hill were remanded to the St. Tammany Parish Jail. Batiste was released on a summons.
The police department is reminding residents to "avoid the hassle" and "save time, money and your stash" by paying your utility bills online at http://www.cityofmandeville.com/pay-online