Cocaine In Bags, Vermilion Municipal Drug Task Force


The Vermilion Municipal Narcotics Task Force has been busy again this week.  They arrested an Abbeville man last night after they says they got a tip about someone dealing drugs in the Abbeville area.

Agents executed a search warrant at a unit at the Live Oak Manor Apartments and on an abandoned vehicle.  Agents say they arrested 25-year-old Travis Williams after finding him in possession of MDMA (Ecstasy), Xanex and cocaine.

A press release says "information obtained by agents indicated that the suspect(s) had packages more of the drug and moved them to other locations. The second search warrant on an abandoned vehicle yielded the cooked form of cocaine known as crack."

Sheriff Mike Couvillon states,

“This is not an uncommon thing. These drug dealers will hide the drugs in other areas such as abandoned houses, cars or in places not in close proximity to them, thinking they can’t be charged with the drug if it is found. What they don’t realize is these agents have already obtained enough evidence in the case to tie them to the drugs. It takes a little more work, and is a bit more time consuming, but as the trends of these parasites on our community evolve, so do we in law enforcement.”

Williams was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule IV, and a schedule I drug and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Total bond has not been set at this time.

Sheriff Couvillon encourages all citizens with information in regards to illegal drug activities to contact the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office or the drug task force at 337-740-4501 or E-mail the task force anonymously at and your e-mail will be held in the “strictest of confidence” and replied to in a very timely manner.