LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - A drug bust in Lafayette has taken enough fentanyl and heroin off the streets that could have taken numerous lives. The man accused of being in possession of them is now behind bars.

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Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies say 46-year-old Terral Blackwell was arrested after more than 630 grams of fentanyl and nearly 140 grams of heroin were seized from the home in the 100 block of Hansel Drive in Lafayette on Tuesday, October 17.

100 block of Hansel Drive, google maps
100 block of Hansel Drive, google maps

Narcotics agents say the amount of fentanyl recovered could contain as many as 318,000 potentially lethal doses.

A handgun was also seized.

Blackwell faces 11 total charges including:

  • 2 counts of Possession with the Intent to Distribute (PWITD) Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS)
  • PWITD Schedule II CDS
  • Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Blackwell also had an outstanding arrest warrant for felony Monetary Instrument Abuse.

Terral Blackwell, mugshot via Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office
Terral Blackwell, mugshot via Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office

Blackwell sits in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center with no bond set at this time, as well as no court date scheduled yet.

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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