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Brookhaven pair arrested in Louisiana on drug charges

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D arrested two people from Brookhaven for drug possession this week after a traffic stop on I-10 near Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish.

A trooper Wednesday observed a driver of a 2008 Toyota Camry commit a traffic violation on I-10 east of Lake Charles, said Sgt. James Anderson, with the Louisiana State Police. After stopping the vehicle, permission to search was obtained resulting in the recovery of approximately 2.7 pounds of methamphetamine, 988 ecstasy tablets, and a .40 caliber Taurus handgun, he said.

The driver, 25-year-old Sean Burnett was charged with possession of Schedule I narcotics with intent to distribute, possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, resisting an officer, misrepresentation during booking, improper lane use, and turn signal violation.  His bond was set at $461,000.

The passenger, 27-year-old Lakesha Caffie was charged with possession of Schedule I narcotics with intent to distribute and possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to distribute.  Her bond was set at $20,000.

The approximate street value of the seized drugs is $50,000, Anderson said.

Both subjects were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Lakesha Caffie

Lakesha Caffie

Sean Burnett

Sean Burnett