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Woman Arrested after Paying Friend’s Bail with Money that Smelled Like Weed

A Louisiana woman posting bail for a friend ended up in jail too after police determined the cash she paid with smelled like weed.
Ashland resident Stormy Lynn Parfait, 33, arrived at Ashland Jail Friday to bail out a friend who’d been arrested on drug charges, according to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office.

When a jail official determined the $5,000 in cash Parfait had handed over carried “a strong odor of marijuana,” a detective headed out to the parking lot to search her vehicle, her arrest report indicates. In it, he found another $40,000 in cash, along with 100 Klonopins and food card in someone else’s name, sheriff’s officials say.

The discovery led to a search of Parfait’s home, where investigators found “hundreds of additional pills,” marijuana, cocaine and a large stash of drug paraphernalia, per her arrest report. They also found four unsupervised children.

Parfait is now facing a bevy of charges, including several counts of drug possession with intent to distribute; four counts of illegal use of a controlled drug in the presence of minors; and taking contraband into a correctional institution.