On January 19th agents with the narcotics task force along with officers with the Abbeville Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Greene Street in Abbeville. Upon a search of the residence agents located a large amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a 9mm pistol, an AK 47, crack cocaine and a large amount of US Currency.
Agents arrested two juvenile subjects ages 16 and 17. The 17 year old was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and proceeds involved in drug transactions, while the 16 year old was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
More arrests are expected in this case after further investigation.
Sheriff Couvillon would like to thank the Mayors, and their council, of Abbeville, Gueydan, Maurice, Erath, and Kaplan along with their Chiefs of Police, for their support of the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force. Sheriff Couvillon also applauds the concerned citizens of Vermilion Parish for their awareness and assistance in helping the Task Force 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 Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit at 337-740-4501 or E-mail the Task Force anonymously at email@example.com 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 Narcotics and fill out the TURN IN A PUSHER information.