A St. Martinville man is behind bars today after narcotics agents discovered he was growing marijuana in his home.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Spokesperson Ginny Higgins reported agents executed a search warrant this morning at Drake Bonin's home in the Coteau Holmes neighborhood.

Investigators found marijuana growing in two rooms on the property, along with lights, timers, watering systems and other materials used to cultivate marijuana.

Bonin, 31, was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

  • Creation or Operation of a Clandestine Laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance
  • Possession of Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bonin was also wanted for an active warrant for cruelty to animals simple and aggravated.