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Nov 5, 2010 8:59 AM by Katie Durio

Known Drug Dealer Arrested in Port Barre

On November 4th , 2010. The Port Barre Police Department received information that Aristein Tyler was illegally driving and in possession of illegal narcotics. Port Barre officers located Aristein's vehicle travelling on Rayne Road. A traffic stop was conducted and the police made contact with Tyler.
During the course of investigation, officers learned that Tyler's driving license is currently revoked. Tyler was arrested and transported to the Port Barre Jail. During the booking process, officers asked if Tyler had any illegal narcotics or contraband on him. He replied he did not. Officer's conducted a routine search of Tyler's body and located a small zip bag containing Marijuana and another bag containing approximately 10 Grams of Cocaine.
When officers were retrieving the narcotics, Tyler resisted and attempted to swallow the bags of narcotics. Officers were able to detain him and retrieve the drugs from him.
Tyler is currently held in the Port Barre Jail for charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Cocaine, introducing contraband into a penal institute, resisting an officer and driving with a revoked license.
[Chief Deon R. Boudreaux] In the Port Barre community, Tyler is known as a drug dealer. We arrested him last year for distribution of illegal narcotics and today we arrest him for possession of illegal narcotics. This kind of activity is not tolerated in our community and I suggest anyone engaging in illegal drug sales to find a legitimate way to make money because the Port Barre Police Department will not stop investigating and arrested drug dealers.
To report suspicious or criminal activity in Port Barre, please call (337) 585-6212 or the Anonymous Tip Line at (337) 585-2345.

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