St. Martin Parish Sheriff's narcotics agents arrested two men in St. Martinville in connection to a cocaine-manufacturing operation .

Sheriff's spokesperson Maj. Ginny Higgins reported 28-year-old Broderick Sylvester of St. Martinville and 22-year-old Andre Wiltz of Breaux Bridge were arrested this morning at a residence on Perkins Street.

Agents recovered materials, supplies and equipment used to manufacture crack cocaine upon executing a search warrant at the home. They also recovered crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, hydrocodone, ecstasy, a loaded handgun and $7,000 in cash.

Sylvester, Wiltz (SMSO Photos)

The suspects were arrested and charged as follows:

Broderick Sylvester, 28, St.Martinville

  • Violation of Uniformed Controlled Dangerous Substance Law: Drug Free Zone
  • Creation or Operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance
  • Possession with the intent to distribute Schedule II CDS (Cocaine)
  • Possession of Schedule III CDS (Hydrocodone)
  • Possession of Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)
  • Possession of Schedule I CDS (MDMA)

Andre Wiltz 22, Breaux Bridge

  • Violation of Uniformed Controlled Dangerous Substance Law: Drug Free Zone
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS (Crack Cocaine)
  • Possession of Schedule III CDS (Hydrocodone)
  • Possession of Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)
  • Illegal Carrying of Weapons (Possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS)

Following their arrest, they were booked in to the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charges. At the time of this release, no bond had been set.

If you suspect illegal drug activity is occurring in your neighborhood, please call the Narcotics Tip Line at (337) 394-2626.