LOCKPORT, La. – Two high school students were arrested by Lafourche deputies outside Central Lafourche High School after drugs were found in their vehicles, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. In one of the vehicles, authorities found a loaded handgun.
Friday, a school official approached a car on school grounds without a permit. School officials searched the vehicle because a pack of cigarettes was visible inside Cody Steven’s car. The searched turned up 13 small bags of marijuana, according to Deputy Brennan Matherne, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
Agents from the sheriff’s office were called to the school and investigated a second vehicle, near the campus, Matherne said.
“K-9 Deputies responded and a K-9 alerted to the possible presence of narcotics inside a vehicle being driven by Jordan Parr,” said Matherne. “School officials brought Parr outside to the vehicle and he voluntarily consented to a search. During the search, agents discovered 20 individually wrapped bags of suspected marijuana, approximately 4 Alprazolam pills and a loaded handgun. The total amount of suspected marijuana seized from both vehicles collective was approximately 45.3 grams with a street value of around $906.”
According to the sheriff’s office, Stevens and Parr, both 17, were booked with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating a drug-free zone. Parr was also booked with possession of Alprazolam, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a firearm in a firearm-free zone.