- Agent received information that suspected drug dealers were selling illicit narcotics near the 1100 Block of Green St. Upon investigating the report, agents pulled up and recognized suspects that fit the description given by the complainant. Agents exited the vehicle and when they approached the suspects, the suspects began to run. Agents gave chase on foot and were able to subdue the suspects. After further investigation it was found that one Barry Guidry (dob 2-12-88) of 908 Maude Ave was in possession of suspected marijuana. Guidry was transported to the VPCC where he was booked on Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana Total bond was set at $3,000.
- Agents again received information that suspected drug dealers were out and about near Live Oak Manor in Abbeville. Agents traveled to this location and once again as agents were approaching the suspect, the suspect began to run. Agents gave chase and followed one Damien Harris (dob 4-29-82) of 1200 Robley Dr. Lafayette Apt #10307 in to one of the apartments in the manor. Harris made an attempt to flush the illicit narcotics down the toilet but agents we able to retrieve it. Harris was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of liquid codeine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile, improper supervision of a juvenile and resisting and officer by flight. Total bond was set at $25,500.
- On the same evening agents arrested Anita Dugas (dob 12-8-71) of 207 Oak. Erath La, for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamines, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Upon booking Dugas into the VPCC Dugas was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine. Total bond set was $22,000, with more charges pending.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne, Abbeville Chief of Police Tony Hardy and Kaplan Chief Boyd Adams commends the Narcotics Task Force for a job well done.
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.