Crime

Over 25 pounds of bagged marijuana and handgun found in man’s home, police say

Deputies say they found more than 25 pounds of marijuana bagged and ready to sell on Tuesday at a 47-year-old man’s home at 109 N. Railroad St. in Lenzburg.

Joey M. Broussard is accused of having around 400 ounces of the marijuana bagged for sale and a handgun at his home. The marijuana had an estimated street value of at least $50,000, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department said.

The St. Clair County Drug Tactical Unit, acting on complaints of suspected drug deals, raided the home on Tuesday.

Broussard was arrested and charged Thursday with possession with intent to deliver more than 25 pounds of marijuana. He was also charged on Thursday with one count of having between five and 20 marijuana plants, and being a felon in possession of a weapon.

He was being held on a $75,000 bail and bonded out of jail on Thursday afternoon.

Grand jury actions are pending against Broussard, according to the St. Clair County Circuit Clerk’s office.

Broussard was previously convicted in 2005 in Randolph County on the manufacture and delivery of marijuana. He was sentenced to eight years in the Department of Corrections.

“This is a great example of citizens and police working together to make their community safer,” said Sheriff Rick Watson in a statement.

Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535, @MaryCooleyBND
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