The Vermilion Parish Municipal Narcotics Task Force received a tip that illicit narcotic activity may have been happening at a home at 906 Lyman Street in Abbeville.

Yesterday, agents arrested 20-year-old Reco Williams after searching his home.

Agents say they found several small baggies of suspected marijuana which were packaged for street sale, numerous items of drug paraphernalia utilized in distributing illicit narcotics, along with several pills with no labels or prescription.

Williams was charged with:

  • Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana
  • Possession with the intent to distribute a prescription controlled dangerous substance
  • Possession of a legend drug
Drugs, photo courtesy of Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Mike Couvillon would like to thank the following persons for their effort in assisting with Task Force personnel:

  • Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza
  • Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne
  • Abbeville Chief of Police Tony Hardy
  • Kaplan Chief Boyd Adams

Sheriiff Couvillon says,

“I realize times are financially tough all over, but the Mayors and Chiefs of these cities are committed to finding the funds to help the Task Force combat the illicit drugs problem that ruins our communities. 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.”

The sheriff 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