Opelousas man arrested, marijuana plant growing in ‘clear view’

Photo: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY)– While serving a warrant marshals said they saw a marijuana plant growing in the suspects yard, authorities said.

According to a news release, the Opelousas City Marshals Office attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Gerard Kevin Bihm, 28, of Opelousas.

When Marshals arrived at Bihm’s home to serve the warrant, they said they noticed in clear view a marijuana plant growing in the yard.

Marshals arrested Bihm for the warrants and additionally for the marijuana plant.

Authorities said Bihm and his wife voluntary gave consent for a search of the home.

During the search, agents said eight plastic bags containing marijuana, a weighing scale, smoking mask, and a .357 caliber revolver were recovered.

Gerard Bihm was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession with intent to distribute schedule I (marijuana)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Manufacturing schedule I (marijuana)
  • Illegal possession of a weapon in the presence of a CDS

His bond was set at $51,500.

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