Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon says narcotics agents executed a search warrant at a home at 1005 Godcheaux Street after receiving information that drugs were being sold from the house.

Agents say they began surveillance of the home, got a search warrant, and went to search Floyd Harris' home.

Floyd Harris, photo courtesy of Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office

Agents say Harris was asked whether or not there were any illegal narcotics in the home, and Harris denied having any drugs.

Police say they found marijuana in Harris' possession.

Agents again asked Harris whether or not he had any drugs in his home, and he again said he did not.  Canie officer Rocco was brought in, and the dog "alerted" on several areas.

One agent then found a Ritz Cracker container with a false bottom, and when he opened the bottom he found several pieces of crack.

Harris has been charged with:

possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine
possession of marijuana
possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile
possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Couvillon says agents told him what unnerved them the most was that a toddler was in the home, and they found drugs placed inside of the Ritz container that the toddler could have gotten into.

Couvillon says,

“I realize times are financially tough all over, but the city of Abbeville is 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.”