St. Landry

Feb 26, 2014 10:30 PM by KATC

Opelousas Man Arrested on Drug Charges

After a month long investigation, The Opelousas Police Department's Special Operation Unit has arrested Kevin "Splurge" Coleman, 35, of Opelousas. Police say Coleman is considered a "major drug dealer" in the Opelousas area.

Today investigators served a search warrant at the home of Coleman's Mother. Investigators say it was there that they located 3 ounces of powder cocaine and 1.5 ounces of crack cocaine, a street value of $15,000.00.

Police have charged Coleman with, failure to appear, possession of schedule I drug, possession with intent to distribute schedule II drug, and drug paraphernalia.

Investigators say Coleman's criminal history goes back to 1997. Here are some of those charges:
1997 Agg Flight from an Officer
1998 Simple burglary
1998 Unauthorized Entry of Inhabited Dwelling
1999 Poss w/int to Dist Sch II
2004 1st degree murder, which he was. acquitted.
2005 Introduction of Contraband into Penal Institution
2006 Poss. of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
2007 Intro of Contraband into a Penal Inst, and Poss. of Sch I

Police add that Coleman was then paroled in June of 2010, however, he was charged in October 2010 with manufacturing, distribution/possess of schedule I, and possession of marijuana.

Then in July of 2011 the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office charged him with possession of schedule III, and possession with intent to distribute schedule II. The list goes on:
June of 2012 Poss of Sch II, Obstruction of Justice
Sept of 2012 Poss of Sch II and Poss w/int to Dist. Sch II.
June of 2013 Poss W/int to Dist Sch I and Poss. w/int to Dist Sch II, Manufacturing/Distribution/Possess of Sch I
Jan 2014 Domestic Abuse Battery as well Bench Warrants for failure to appear on a Poss of Sch I charge.

Coleman remains behind bars tonight.

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