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Meth, guns seized in police bust

MONTEREY — Concordia Parish Narcotics Task Force agents recovered 10 grams of methamphetamine and six weapons after responding to complaints from neighborhood residents regarding suspected drug activity.

Task force agents Lt. Chris Groh and Lt. Greg Jackson visited the house of David Neil Burley on Louisiana 129 in Monterey at approximately 9:30 a.m. Thursday after receiving several complaints from neighbors.

The agents also had a warrant for Britainny Cupstid’s arrest and said they believed she was inside the house.

“Upon entering the house, we noticed a large bag of methamphetamine in plain view, which contained 8.5 grams of methamphetamine,” Groh said. “Within arm’s reach of the bag was a fully loaded AK-47 with a bayonet attachment, as well as a Derringer 22 (caliber) pistol.”

Burley, Cupstid and Melissa Adams, as well as Cupstid’s infant child, were all inside the house, Groh said.

The agents requested a search warrant and proceeded to search the rest of the house.

Other items found in the house included four additional firearms — a Ruger 41 magnum, Smith and Wesson 38 special, Walther 22 automatic and Taurus 9 millimeter with extended clip — as well as 1.5 additional grams of methamphetamine, Xanax pills and various items of paraphernalia, such as sandwich baggies and digital scales.

Burley was charged with possession of scheduled II with intent to distribute, possession of scheduled I, possession of scheduled IV with intent to distribute, drug paraphernalia, carrying weapons while in possession of CDS and child endangerment.

Cupstid was charged with possession of scheduled II with intent, possession of scheduled IV with intent, drug paraphernalia, carrying weapons while in possession of CDS, child endangerment and a warrant from the Vidalia Police Department.

Adams was charged with possession of scheduled II with intent, carrying weapons while in possession of CDS, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, drug paraphernalia, scheduled IV with intent and child endangerment.

Burley, Cupstid and Adams were detained without bond Thursday evening.

Concordia Parish Sheriff Kenneth Hedrick commended the work of the task force.

“Keeping drugs off the streets of Concordia Parish has and will continue to be a top priority for this sheriff’s office,” Hedrick said.