Terrebonne Parish’s Chief Deputy, Colonel Terry Daigre, said that on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division responded to a local business in West Houma due to a suspicious situation.

The caller stated that a vehicle had been parked in the exit lane of the parking lot for an extended period with the vehicles blinker activated and it appeared the driver was sleeping.

Deputies arrived at this location and observed the described vehicle and occupant. The driver was awoken and identified as Lee Michael Babin (a 35-year-old white male from Houma, La). Babin told Deputies that he pulled over due to being tired, and he fell asleep.

It was later discovered that Babin had a suspended driver’s license and the switched    license plate on this vehicle had been reported stolen. Deputies also learned that Babin had outstanding arrest warrants through Houma City Court.

At this point, Babin was placed under arrest for Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Operating A Vehicle With A Suspended License and Switched License Plate as well as for the outstanding arrest warrants. He was booked and jailed at Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division arrived to assist. Through investigation, probable cause was established to tow the vehicle and obtain a search warrant for it. Upon execution of the search warrant, Agents recovered the following:

 

1.) $11,892.00 U.S. Currency

2.) 6- Western Union Money orders valued at $4000.00

3.) Approximately 3.70 grams of suspected marijuana

4.) 8- Individually packaged THC Vape pens containing 1.1 grams of THC liquid in each pen

5.) 1- Pack of DAB containing 1 gram of THC wax

 

Babin was additionally arrested for Possession with intent to distribute CDS I and Illegal Proceeds derived from drug transactions.

Upon arriving at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, a routine strip search was conducted. During the strip search it was discovered that Babin had concealed a metal mint can in his buttocks. Upon discovering the mint can, Babin quickly grabbed the mint can and ate the contents, which were later determined to be an unknown quantity and type of prescription pills.

Babin was transported to a medical facility for evaluation due to consuming the prescription pills. As a result of this he was also arrested for Introducing Contraband Into a Correctional Facility and Obstruction Of Justice. Babin is currently awaiting a bond hearing.

Col. Terry Daigre