It began when the two didn't yield to the a stop sign at an intersection and ended with the two behind bars on a slew of charges.

25-year-old Brad Derouen and 22-year-old Harley Rentrop, both of Bayou Vista, were pulled over on Tuesday by detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division after police say the pair nearly collided with the detectives' police unit near the intersection of Saturn and Teche Roads. Once Derouen and Rentrop were pulled over, officers say they found a methamphetamine pipe and a digital scale in the vehicle after smelling a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Detectives say they found illegal drugs on Rentrop, along with cash believed to be derived from illegal drug sales. Ultimately, detectives say Rentrop and Derouen had been selling illegal drugs.

Brad Derouen faces the following charges:

  • Failure to yield
  • Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute
  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone
  • Transactions involving drug proceeds

Harley Rentrop faces the following charges:

  • Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute
  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone
  • Obstruction of justice

No bail has been set as both Derouen and Rentrop sit in the parish jail.