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Traffic Stop Leads to Drugs Arrest

The investigation revealed that Gabriel was a major supplier of Marijuana and MDMA in St. Landry Parish.

Posted: Nov 19, 2021 11:26 AM

EUNICE, La. - Narcotic detectives with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department has been receiving information of illegal drug sales and drug activity being conducted in St. Landry Parish by Ikeen Deshawn Gabriel. Through intelligence gathered, narcotic detectives conducted extensive hours of surveillance and undercover operations on Gabriel. The investigation revealed that Gabriel was a major supplier of Marijuana and MDMA in St. Landry Parish.

On November 18, 2021, detectives conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 Audi driven by Gabriel. During the traffic stop, detectives located Marijuana and two handguns inside the vehicle. After a firearm check was conducted, one of the handguns located had been previously reported as stolen from a burglary of a business. The investigation then led to the execution of a search warrant on Gabriel’s residence located at 144 Carmouche Lane in Opelousas.

During the search, detectives located and seized the following items:

Micro Drago 7.76 x 39mm assault rifle and several rounds of ammunition

Glock Model 48 (9mm) (Reported Stolen)

Smith and Wesson .38 Revolver

Approximately (1241 Grams) of High Grade Marijuana

Approximately (272) MDMA Tablets

Assorted Drug Paraphernalia

Detectives located and seized $1241.00 in cash. The total street value of the narcotics seized is approximately $28,000.

Anyone with information about illegal drug activity is encouraged to call the St. Landry Parish Sheriff Department’s Drug Hotline at (337) 948-0970 or (337) 948-1030 or Crime Stoppers at (337) 948-TIPS. You can also tip online at stlandrycrimestoppers.com or by downloading the P3 app. All calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.

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