Deputies with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office carried out a big drug seizure on Thursday night and arrested three local men.

The drug bust happened around 7:45 p.m. at a residence in the 300 block of Amesbury Drive. Seized were nearly 25.5 pounds of marijuana, more than $14,600 in U.S. currency, and six firearms - one of which was reported stolen.

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Nakavin Batiste and Zakyric Gardner - both 20-years-old - and 19-year-old Jatravian Chevalier were all arrested in connection with the case. Each of the suspects was charged with the following:

  • Possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance
  • Prohibited acts, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Illegal carrying of weapons, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (4 counts)
  • Illegal possession of stolen firearms
  • Possession of a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance
  • Transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses

Gardner was also charged with Resisting an officer and Obstruction of justice.

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All three men have been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

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