- Jessie Smith (dob 1-11-79) of Abbeville, was arrested for possession of marijuana stemming from an ongoing investigation by the task force.
- Timothy Minor (dob 11-25-88) of Abbeville, was arrested for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.
- Roderick Willis (dob 5-5-77) of Abbeville was arrested and charged by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division for one count of non support. Upon his arrest it was noticed that Willis had two outstanding warrants for distribution of cocaine, which he was subsequently charged with.
- Brandon Derouen (dob 7-20-73) of Erath was arrested for one count of possession with the intent to distribute Alprazopam, one count of possession with the intent to distribute Clonazepam and one count of possession of Adderall.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon would like to thank the following persons for their effort in assisting with Task Force personnel. Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne, Abbeville Chief of Police Tony Hardy and Kaplan Chief Boyd Adams “I realize times are financially tough all over, but the Mayors and Chiefs of these cities are committed to finding the funds to help the Task Force combat the illicit drugs problem that ruins our communities. The people of Vermilion and our children are the benefactors of these city leaders’ great efforts. It is my hope that in the near future other towns and cities in the parish of Vermilion will be able to assist in the continuing fight against illicit drugs.”
Finally, Sheriff Couvillon would like to applaud the concerned citizens of Vermilion Parish for their awareness and assistance in helping the Sheriff’s Office in fighting the war on illegal drugs. He encourages all citizens with information in regards to illegal drug activities to contact the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office or the Vermilion Parish Municipal Narcotics Task Force at 337-740-4501 or E-mail the Task Force anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org and your e-mail will be held in the “strictest of confidence” and replied to in a very timely manner.
More information on reporting drug activities can be seen on our Web Site at www.vpso.net. Click on Task Force for this information.