Police jail woman who paid bail with marijuana-scented cash

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Posted at 11:23 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 23:23:40-04

ASHLAND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman was arrested on drug charges after police determined the $5,000 cash she used to post an inmate's bail had a "strong odor of marijuana."

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement that authorities began investigating 33-year-old Stormy Lynn Parfait on Friday, shortly after she showed up to the Ashland jail to pay an inmate's bond fee.

The statement said authorities searched her car after catching a whiff of the cash and found nearly $40,000 more inside along with about 100 Klonopin pills. The agency said a search of her house turned up additional cash, drugs and paraphernalia.

Parfait was charged with about a dozen drug offenses.