LABADIEVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) – Joseph Hiram Desmond Clark, 31, of Labadieville and Kristen Dena Duplechien, 36, of Thibodaux remain behind bars after they were arrested on Tuesday, October 11.

Their arrests stem from an investigation into drug trafficking.

The investigation was led by the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

APSO said, “As part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, narcotics agents developed information that Joseph Hiram Desmond Clark was trafficking in illegal narcotics” out of a moveable home on Highway 1.

That is where the duo was found and arrested by agents.

Before being taken into custody, Clark and Duplechien tried to get rid of the illegal drugs by flushing them down the toilet.

“Agents were able to recover some of the flushed items,” according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The charges for each suspect are provided below:

Joseph Hiram Desmond Clark:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Kristen Dena Duplechien:

  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Methamphetamine

Bond has yet to be set for either Clark or Duplechien.