Mar 16, 2010 5:06 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick
Lafayette City Marshal deputies observed an alleged narcotics transaction in progress in the 100 block of East Clinton.
Due to the number of people in the area, deputies request assistance from the Lafayette police department.
One of the marshal deputies began patting down one KEVIN J. PETERS who was observed by deputies allegedly conducting the transaction.
PETERS attempted to take his hands off of the unit when he was being patted down.
The patting down deputy immediately grabbed his hands and placed them back on the unit.
A city police assisted the deputy with the pat down.
PETERS pushed off of the unit and started pushing the police officer backwards into a ditch and attempted to run.
A deputy marshal applied a subduing hold and deputies and officers fell into the ditch with PETERS.
PETERS continued to reach into the back waste band of his pants and was attempting to pull something out.
Fearing that PETERS might have a weapon a police officer deployed his TASER but PETERS continued to resist and was able to retrieve a plastic beg, tear it open and rub the contents to the ground.
Once PETERS was placed in handcuffs, five pieces of crack cocaine were recovered on the ground.
PETERS was taken to UMC for medical attention which he refused.
PETERS has had at least 12 arrests in the past from 2004 through 2010 to include 6 previous drug arrests.
In 2008 he was remanded to the Department of Corrections with reference to a drug conviction and is on PROBATION.
PETERS was booked in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on charges of POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE CRACK COCAINE.