Undercover narcotics agents conducted an investigation in which led to the arrest of a St. Martinville man on drug and firearms charges.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's spokesperson Maj. Ginny Higgins said 37-year-old Marcus Bourda was arrested this morning at his home in the 1400 block of Boon Lasseigne Road.

Agents obtained a search warrant after purchasing illegal drugs from Bourda at his home.

Following the execution of the search warrant at the home, agents found the following:  crack cocaine, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy, hydrocodone, and alprazolam.  He was also in possession of a loaded .40-caliber handgun and a significant amount of U.S. currency.

Following the arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (Ecstacy)
  • Possession of Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)
  • Possession with the intent to distribute Schedule II CDS (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession with the intent to distribute Schedule II CDS (Crack Cocaine)
  • Possession with the intent to distribute Schedule II CDS (Cocaine)
  • Possession of Schedule IV CDS (Alprazolam)
  • Possession of Schedule III CDS (Hydrocodone)
  • Illegal use of a CDS In The Presence Of a Juvenile
  • Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses
  • Illegal Carrying Of Weapons In The Presence of a CDS
  • Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

No bond had been set at the time of the release.