Suspected pusher busted in Luling

High-grade marijuana, PCP and drug paraphernalia seized

An anonymous tip led the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office to the arrest of a suspected drug pusher in Luling and seizure of a stash including nearly 1,200 grams of raw marijuana.

Christian D. Populis, 29, of Luling, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana, PCP, liquid THC (liquid marijuana), synthetic marijuana (second offense), possession of a firearm with controlled substance, obstruction of justice and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

An investigation led deputies to 521 Kellogg Drive in Luling, where they were invited inside the residence and detected the smell of marijuana, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Capt. Pat Yoes. They secured the residence and obtained a search warrant,

Officers confiscated more than 1,100 grams of ‘very high grade’ marijuana with a street value more than $23,000, Yoes said.

They also found two bottles of liquid THC, an amount of synthetic cannabis, packaging materials, a digital weight scale, 20 doses of PCP and a large amount of U.S. currency.

In addition, a prescription drug bottle containing nearly two grams of marijuana was found with the name Lorrelle Comardelle on the label, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The evidence led to the arrest of Comardelle, 22, also of Luling, who was charged with possession of marijuana.

Additionally, while Populis was being booked, deputies found heroin in his possession, which resulted in an additional charge of intent to distribute, according to the Sheriff’s Office report.

Populis posted $5,000 bond at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility and was released from custody. His arraignment hearing is May 19.


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