Sat, Nov 24, 2012
The Vermilion / Municipal Narcotics Task Force conducted an undercover sting operation which netted them over an ounce of pure crystal methamphetamine, 96 controlled dangerous substance pills and nearly $5,000 in suspected drug proceed monies.
For the past week agents have been gathering intelligence of a known supplier of crystal meth to the Vermilion Parish area.
Wednesday the planning took shape as agents were able to negotiate the deal of one once of pure methamphetamine.
Upon agreeing to a meeting place agents watched as the suspect pulled into the location. Upon doing this they noticed that this sting operation would have to go down a little different than most. Inside of the car, with the suspect were his two children. Agents approached the vehicle and took the suspect, Royal Flakes (Date of birth 11-6-80) of Youngsville, into custody.
Upon a search of the vehicle agents located over an ounce of crystal meth, several prescription pills, which Flakes did not have a valid prescription for at the time, and nearly $5,000 in suspected drug proceeds.
Flakes was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to distribute a schedule II drug (Methamphetamine), Possession with the intent to distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of a controlled dangerous substance n the presence of a juvenile (2 counts) Possessions with the intent to distribute Roxicodone, and transactions involving drug proceeds.
Total bond was set at $100,000. The children were remanded in to the care of a family member later that evening.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon would like to thank Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza and Abbeville Chief of Police Tony Hardy for their assistance in supplying man power to the task force. The people of Vermilion and our children are the benefactors of these city leaders’ great efforts. It is my hope that in the near future other towns and cities in the parish of Vermilion will be able to assist in the continuing fight against illicit drugs.”
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 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 Task Force for this information.