Lafayette Drug Bust Items, photo from LPD
Lafayette Drug Bust Items, photo from LPD
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A Lafayette man is behind bars after local police say he was in possession of over $165,000.00 worth of illegal drugs.

According to a press release from Lafayette PD, the arrest made within the city limits of the Hub City. The drug bust came after Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) intercepted a package containing 4,997 Tapentadol tablets which led to the residence in Lafayette.

Joe Kemp, mugshot from Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
Joe Kemp, mugshot from Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
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53-year-old Joe Kemp was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on multiple drug and gun charges.

ITEMS RECOVERED FROM THE SEARCH WARRANT:

 

  • 834 grams of marijuana
  • 9,697 Tapentadol tablets
  • 2,301 Tramadol tablets
  • 68 dosage units of LSD
  • 7 grams of heroin/fentanyl
  • 120 Carisoprodol tablets
  • 221 ½ Alprazolam tablets
  • 300 Blackout AM15 Pistol
  • SCCY 9mm Handgun
  • Beretta 9mm Handgun
  • Heritage .22 cal Revolver
  • $2,184 US Currency and numerous
  • various other types of narcotics

"Baldhead" Arrested in Opelousas in Separate Drug & Gun Bust

Another big drug and weapons bust happened in St. Landry Parish as 37-year-old Andra Brown (aka "Baldhead") of Opelousas was arrested by narcotics detectives with the Sheriff's Office.

Agents searched the residence and located the following:

  • 9 mm handgun
  • 84 ½ prepackaged gram bags of Cocaine
  • Another bag of Cocaine weighing 12 grams
  • 33 individual bags of marijuana weighing 157 grams
  • Black digital scale

The street value is estimated at approximately $10,700.00.

Andra Brown was booked into the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS (Cocaine)
  • Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Illegal Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

4 People Arrested After Drugs Found in Welsh Residence With Chidren Present

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's deputies say four people from Welsh have been booked into the parish jail after a narcotics search warrant at 1204 W Railroad Avenue turned up the following:

  • 43 grams of marijuana
  • 2 ounces of Crack Cocaine
  • 2 ounces of Gabapentin Pills
  • 10 grams of Clonazepam pills
  • Approximately $1,500 cash
  • A Firearm was also located.

Two children - ages 8 months and 12-years-old - were also in the home.

  • Rakeitha Alfred 41, of 1204 Railroad Avenue, Welsh was booked into parish jail for Possession of CDS II W/ Intent to Distribute; Possession of a Legend Drug; Illegal use of CDS IN presence a minor (2 Counts)
  • Larry Thomisee Simien, 37 of 1204 Railroad Avenue, Welsh was booked for Possession of CDS II W/ Intent to Distribute; Possession of a Legend Drug; Possession of CDSIV W/ Intent to Distribute; Illegal use of CDS in presence of minor; Transactions involving Proceeds from Drug Offense; 2 Distribution Warrants
  • Javen Rayshawn Eaglin , 21 of 1204 Railroad Avenue, Welsh was booked for Possession of a CDS Schedule I; Possession of CDS II W/ Intent to Distribute; Possession of Firearm with CDS; Illegal use of CDS in presence of a minor; Transactions involving Proceeds from Drug Offense
  • Dataviah Prudhomme , 21, of 1204 Railroad Avenue, Welsh was cited and released due to medical reasons on charges of Possession of a CDS Schedule I; Possession of CDS II W/ Intent to Distribute; Possession of Firearm with CDS; Illegal use of CDS in presence of a minor; Transactions involving Proceeds from Drug Offense

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