ARNAUDVILLE, La. (KPEL News) - Over a dozen bags of fentanyl have been taken off the streets as Arnaudville Police say they seized the deadly drugs during a traffic stop.

42-year-old Blake Kidder of Youngsville was arrested on numerous drug charges after police say they seized the 14 bags of fentanyl, as well as two clear plastic bags containing methamphetamine, one small block of fentanyl, and one large block of fentanyl.

In speaking with the Arnaudville police officer who worked the case, some of the illegal drugs recovered were concealed in an oven cleaner can, which contained a false bottom.

St. Landry Parish Jail
St. Landry Parish Jail, Google Street View

Kidder now sits in the St. Landry Parish Jail on a $46,500.00 bond on the following charges:

  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule II (Fentanyl)
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule II (Methamphetamine)
  • Transactions involving Drug Proceeds, and LA R.S. 40:1023- Prohibited Acts (Paraphernalia)

High Speed Chase on Interstate 10 in Louisiana in Ends in Marijuana Arrest of Houston, Texas Man

Why did 33-year-old Marc Anthony Stewart try to speed away from police? Well, the clear plastic bag containing marijuana deputies say was on the front driver's seat could have had something to do with it.

According to this KPEL News report, on Friday, February 24, deputies with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office were called to assist a traffic stop. When they jumped onto I-10 eastbound at milepost 54, a gray Chevrolet Malibu sped past them at 94 miles per hour.

Just a few miles later, officers say Stewart's car hit well above the century mark, accelerating to 113 miles per hour, cutting off vehicles and forcing them off the interstate and into the median. Eventually, the car's speed went all the way up to 128 mph.

Stewart's car did not come to a stop until milepost 76 in Acadia Parish when he drove into the ditch at the exit ramp and Jasmine Road. That's where he was taken into custody by Jennings Police and where deputies say they noticed the marijuana bag.

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