Scott Police have arrested three suspects who allegedly set up a fraudulent internet company where they collected 80-thousand-dollars but did not deliver products purchased.

Scott Police Chief Chad Leger reported Courtney Williamson and Jeremy DesHotel, both of Youngsville, and Dustin Venable, of Scott, were booked into the Lafayette Parish jail for drug and financial crimes.

Leger said PayPal Incorporated contacted officials about the fraudulent business. Police then searched the suspects' homes and found illegal narcotics, drug paraphernalia and firearms.

The suspects' individual charges are as follows:

  • Courtney Williamson, 33, of Youngsville;  money laundering, illegal transmission of monetary funds, possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance.
  • Jeremy DesHotel, 26, of Youngsville; money laundering, illegal transmission of monetary funds, possession of a Schedule III controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.
  • Dustin Venable, 28, of Scott; money laundering, illegal transmission of monetary funds, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I substance, possession of drug paraphernalia,   and possession of a Schedule IV controlled dangerous substance.

No bond had been set at the time of the release.