Chitimacha Tribal Police Department Arrest Two on Drug and Theft Charges

Officers with the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department were conducting routine patrols when a suspicious vehicle was observed on October 18, 2020.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 4:54 PM

Officers with the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department were conducting routine patrols when a suspicious vehicle was observed on October 18, 2020. Sitting inside the vehicle was the driver and a front-seat passenger. As officers approached the vehicle, it appeared the driver had a loaded firearm in his lap, along with methamphetamine and cocaine. Once the handgun was secured, the occupants were taken into custody. Further investigation revealed the car, a 2016 Porche Caymen S, was stolen from Lafayette. The driver of the car was identified as Abraham Barriga Martinez, 24-years-old, East Vermillion Street, Lafayette. He was charged with possession of schedule II (Cocaine), possession of schedule II (Methamphetamine), possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts), and illegal possession of stolen things (stolen car). The passenger was identified as Crystal Renee Rubin, 36-years-old, Belgium, Lafayette. She was charged with possession of schedule II (Methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony warrants from Acadia Parish for theft of a debit card and identity theft. Once both were processed at the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department, they were booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail for the above-listed charges.

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