January 04, 2019  |  03:58 pm

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force have arrested two individuals after a large amount of drugs and money were located at a Slidell-area apartment.
 
As part of an investigation that began with a citizen tip, task force members conducted a search warrant at an apartment on Brownswitch Road Thursday (Jan. 3) evening.
 
While searching the residence, detectives located and seized approximately seven and a half pounds of suspected marijuana, 597 grams of suspected THC wax, just over a half of a gram of suspected cocaine, five dosage units of suspected MDMA (Ecstasy), 45 dosage units of suspected LSD and 215 grams/units of suspected THC oil/vape canisters.
 
They also seized drug paraphernalia associated with the packaging and distribution of narcotics, two handguns and $62,287 cash, which is believed to be proceeds derived from drug offenses. 
 
The occupants of the apartment, Alivia Marie Hallaran (DOB 7/6/1997) and Benjamin Hunter Clayton (DOB 2/6/1996), were each arrested on one count the following charges and were booked in to the St. Tammany Parish Jail:
 
L.R.S. 40:966AC Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I (Marijuana) - Felony
L.R.S. 40:966AC Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (LSD) - Felony
L.R.S. 40:966C Possession of Schedule I CDS (MDMA) - Felony
L.R.S. 40:967C Possession of Schedule II CDS (Cocaine) - Felony 
L.R.S. 40:1041 Transactions involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses - Felony
L.R.S. 14:95E Illegal Carry of Weapons in the Presence of CDS - Felony
L.R.S. 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
 
The STPSO Narcotics Task Force Unit is composed of detectives from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Mandeville Police Department.
 
Anonymous narcotics tips can be provided on the STPSO website, www.stpso.com, or by calling 1-888-GO-2-JAIL.