Wed, Dec 19, 2012
The Vermilion / Municipal Narcotics Task Force recently made the following drug related arrests:
After receiving information that illicit narcotics were being sold and transported out of a certain vehicle in the Abbeville area, agents traveled to the said area to conduct an investigation. Upon arrival, agents noticed the vehicle in question leaving the scene. Upon doing so the driver committed a traffic violation. Agents conducted a traffic stop and as they approached the subjects, and began speaking to them, they noticed suspected narcotics in plain view.
Agents then asked for consent to search the vehicle, which was granted. A further search yielded more suspected marijuana. Blake Davis (dob 7-02-90) of Abbeville, was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. The passenger of the vehicle, Carl Vallot Jr (dob 1-24-84) of Lafayette, was also arrested on outstanding failure to appear warrants for weapons and drug charges.
Agents received information that one Nathaniel Rice (dob 02-26-92) of Abbeville was allegedly selling crack cocaine. Agents conducted a sting operation in which Rice was to deliver a large amount of crack cocaine to an operative. Upon agents setting up surveillance, Rice arrived, driven by Terrence Felix (dob 10-20-90) also of Abbeville. Agents moved in and upon detaining the suspects found Rice to be in possession of several rocks of suspected crack cocaine. Both suspects were taken into custody and interviewed. It was later found that Felix facilitated the transportation to Rice in order to conduct the sale of the drugs. Rice was charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, and resisting an officer. Felix was charged with principle to possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.
After receiving several complaints about possible drug activity at 209 N. St. Charles St in Abbeville, agents opened an investigation into the matter. Once sufficient information was gathered, agents traveled to the said address, and were granted permission to enter, and search the residence. After a thorough search, agents seized suspected marijuana, and several prescription pills. Jarren Carrier, (dob 6-23-89) of Abbeville was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute hydrocodone, and illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon would like to thank Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, and Abbeville Chief of Police Tony Hardy for their effort in assisting with Task Force personnel. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.