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According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “On 11-12-2020, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division, with assistance from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Criminal Division and members of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. Team executed (4) four Search Warrants each at different locations within St. Landry Parish.”
Brandon Thibodeaux and Kelonda Pitre of the Lawtell area were arrested with a large amount of cash, weapons, and illegal drugs last year in December of 2019 and were released from jail on ankle monitors. Agents kept Thibodeaux under surveillance knowing he was a major dealer in St. Landry and the surrounding areas. When agents had enough probable cause to obtain search warrants on his property, Thibodeaux was called into the sheriff’s office and detained at the Sheriff's Office Safety Complex. A search of Mr. Thibodeaux's person was conducted and $555.00 in US currency was located in his pants pocket. Mr. Thibodaux was advised of his rights and requested a lawyer, Mr. Thibodeaux was then advised of the search warrants on the locations.
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division executed the first (1st) search warrant on a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe that Thibodeaux drove to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Public Safety Complex in and located (1) one plastic bag containing a crystal substance, suspected to be Methamphetamine. Nothing else was located inside the vehicle.
Detectives travelled to JR Robert Road and executed the second (2nd) search warrant on the residence. During the search, the following items were located:
(1) Smith and Wesson 9mm with (1) magazine containing cartridges
(1) Roger Revolver .357 GP100 containing (6) cartridges.
(1) 12 Gauge Maverick Model 88 containing (4) cartridges
(1) SKS 7.62 Caliber Serial #731443
Approximately 1224 Grams of suspected Marijuana
Approximately 120 Grams of suspected Cocaine
Approximately 179 Grams of suspected Heroin
Approximately 238 Grams of suspected Methamphetamine
Approximately 112 Grams of suspected "Crack" Cocaine
Detectives then travelled to Duplechin Road and executed the third (3rd) search warrant on the residence. During the search, the following items were located:
Approximately 2 Grams of suspected Methamphetamine
Approximately 360 Grams of suspected Cocaine.
Approximately 1826 Grams of suspected Marijuana.
Approximately 12 Grams of Suspected "Crack" Cocaine.
(3) White Pills marked, "M522" 7.5 / 325 of suspected Oxycodone.
(1) Yellow Pill marked "36 01 V" of suspected Hydrocodone
(1) Green Pill Marked "230" of suspected Oxycodone.
(1) H & R Inc Model 642, .22 Caliber
(1) Ruger .380 Caliber
(3) Vacuumed sealed Plastic Bags each containing a large amount of U.S. Currency in various denominations.
Detectives then travelled to Highway 752 and executed the fourth (4th) search warrant on the residence. During the search, the following items were located:
Approximately 12 Grams of suspected Marijuana.
Approximately 2 Grams of suspected "Crack" Cocaine.
(1) Beretta PX4 9mm containing a magazine containing cartridges.
(1) Taurus G2C 9mm containing a magazine containing cartridges.
(1) Ruger GP100 .357 caliber containing cartridges
With the December 2019 drug arrest of Thibodeaux and Pitre coupled with this arrest, the agents recovered a total of;
$80,000 in cash, 20 weapons, over 900 grams of Methamphetamines, over 900 grams of heroin, over 3,000 grams of marijuana, over 350 grams of cocaine, over 124 grams of crack cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and exstasy pills. The illegal drugs had a street value of over $80,000 dollars. The charges between the two cases were; 4 counts of Distribution of Schedule 2 CDS, 4 Counts of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 CDS, 3 Counts of Illegal Weapon Possession, and 4 Counts of Possession of Stolen Weapons.
Sheriff Guidroz stated, “This should send a clear message to the dealers in our parish and those from outside our parish distributing drugs to our citizens. Our intelligence network tells us who and where you are located and we are coming for you. We will continue our efforts and will arrest you and put you out of the illegal drug business in St. Landry Parish.” I would like to personally thank our agents and crime stoppers for our see something say something and say it here campaign but especially to our citizens who call us, your complaints are not being ignored.” In both cases, the couple had their children under the ages of 3 in the presence of the illegal activity.
You can download the P3tips app on your mobile device to “Say it Here” and submit your tips or call 948-8477 (TIPS) both options are totally 100% anonymous.
On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.