Lashaun Dwayne Thomas of Opelousas is arrested and charged with marijuana cultivation. According to Capt. Clay Higgins with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office officers searched Thomas' home on Prairie Rhonde Road and found 150 potted marijuana plants, large lights, thermostats, a ventilation system and a sophisticated irrigation system. Street value of the plants is estimated to be $35,000. Arresting officers said Thomas was cooperative and said he was trying to provide a stable financial environment for his family. Thomas is jailed and awaiting bond.