The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office seized a pound of marijuana and more than 100 MDMA pills from a Marrero oil change shop where investigators suspect employees were packaging and selling drugs.
Kyle Useman, 26, of Harvey, a manager of West Bank Lubrication, 5960 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, was arrested along with employee Cody Fos, 25, of Gretna, and booked with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of schedule one drugs with the intent to distribute, according to arrest reports.
Investigators are searching for a third suspect who was not identified, according to Lt. Jason Rivarde, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives served a search warrant at the business around 12:30 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 10). The Sheriff’s Office obtained the warrant after deputies spotted drugs in plain view through an open door after they responded to a burglar alarm at the shop, Rivarde said.
Investigators found several large and small plastic bags containing a total of 1.3 pounds of marijuana, the report said. They also found 102 MDMA pills, also known as Ecstasy.
In addition to the drugs, detectives seized a vacuum sealer, two digital scales and several small plastic bags, the report said.
Detectives spoke with both Iseman and Fos on Saturday. They admitted knowing about the drugs along with the third employee, the arrest reports said.
Iseman and Fos were booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. Both were released Sunday on a $25,000 bond.
West Bank Lubrication’s owner, Don Landry Sr., didn’t know about any illegal activities at the shop and called the allegations extremely upsetting, according to his son, Don Landry Jr.
“We don’t run this type of business. We’ve been here on the West Bank for over 30 years, and we are 100 percent appalled and sickened by what happened at the business