Eunice Police said undercover agents allegedly purchased synthetic marijuana from Tory Williamson, 37, from his downtown business.
Synthetic marijuana, sometimes referred to as “legal weed”, was sold under the guise of incense in convenience stores and head shops throughout the state until the most common forms of the drug were banned by state law in August 2010.
Conviction for possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana can result in a fine of up to $50,000 and from five to 30 years in jail.
Williamson, who resides in Lafayette, was taken into custody by Lafayette Police on Wednesday, Dec. 21 on behalf of the Eunice PD.
He was charged with Distribution of Schedule I narcotics and violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, for falling within the 2,000-radius of the St. Edmund school zone, police said.
Eunice Ink has apparently been closed for several weeks.
Williamson was one of a number of drug-related bookings Eunice Police made last week.
Following an investigation, Eunice Police charged Dorothy Monique Sattler, 40, on Dec. 19 with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal use of CDS in the presence of persons under 17, and violation of Uniform CDS Law; at the time, Sattler was incarcerated in the St. Landry Parish Jail on other charges.
On Dec. 20, Crystal Olivier, 28, was arrested on warrants for possession with intent to distribute Schedule III drugs (Lortab), two counts of illegal use of CDS in the presence of persons under 17, and two counts of violation of the Uniform CDS Law.
Cody White, incarcerated in the parish jail on a bench warrant for failure to to appear in court Oct. 11 on charges of distribution of Schedule II drugs, was additionally booked on warrants for no child restraint, possession of marijuana, illegal use of CDS in the presence of persons under 17, violation of the Uniform CDS Law and possession of drug paraphernalia.