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Louisiana woman arrested regarding alleged synthetic marijuana

A Louisiana woman has been accused of distributing synthetic marijuana. Law enforcement authorities claim to have found the synthetic marijuana in both the woman's home and pickup. The woman was then charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute and the possession of paraphernalia.

Businessman in jail faces additional federal charges

A businessman already serving time for federal public corruption charges is now facing four new federal charges as well.  He and his wife have apparently now been indicted for alleged conspiracy to defraud the government, theft of public money and property, making fraudulent claims and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.

Reported wild ride lands Louisiana woman in lots of trouble

A Louisiana woman is facing a number of charges regarding her alleged actions concerning a truck and trailer. It is claimed that the woman stole the truck and trailer around 2:30 a.m. on July 4th, refused to then pull over for authorities that were in pursuit, drove the vehicles off of the road and struck trees and a barbecue pit before ending up driving the vehicles into a lake. The trailer was reported stolen from a Louisiana business, and it was reported that the truck had been stolen back in April.

Attempt to make plea deal may have resulted in longer sentence

The former purchasing director of Orleans Parish Prison was sentenced to five years in prison concerning an alleged kickback scheme. This individual's criminal defense attorney claims that the sentence was unduly harsh, and that witness cooperation to stop supposed public corruption likely led to an unjust sentence.

Young adults from Louisiana face variety of drug charges

A number of individuals from Louisiana were arrested in a neighboring state for an alleged drug operation. The arrests were for both suspected felonies and misdemeanors, and drug charges included reported possession of spice, sale and possession of Ecstasy, possession of Tramadol with intent to distribute, possession of oxycodone, sales and possession of marijuana, and possession of so-called counterfeit cocaine with intention to distribute. Bonds for those arrested ranged anywhere from $25,000 to $100,000.

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