Agents with The Vermilion/Municipal Task Force says they started an investigation about receiving a tip about illicit drugs being sold in the Abbeville area.

Drugs 1, photo courtesy of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office

Agents got a search warrant for a home at 148 Allan Lane, where they say they found what they suspect was a large amount of high grade marijuana.  Police say they also found guns, paraphernalia for the sale and distribution of drugs along with suspected money from drug sales.

Officials arrested 25-year-old Chaz Leblanc on the following charges:

  • Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a firearm
  • Transactions derived from drug proceeds
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon says,

“I realize times are financially tough all over, but the Mayor and Chief of this city 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.”