Feb 25, 2010 4:46 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick
On February 24th , 2010, the Port Barre police arrested Paul Boudreaux , 77 y.o.a, residing at 136 Jose Street Port Barre for two counts of Distribution of Schedule III Narcotics and possession with intent to Distribute Schedule III Narcotics.
The department received numerous tips that Mr. Boudreaux had been selling pills from his home. Neighbors complained that certain times of the month Mr. Boudreaux would have people come and go from his residence in a manner suspicious to the neighborhood.
Port Barre police initiated an investigation and uncovered facts that the tips were indeed correct. Police utilized an undercover operation which caught Mr. Boudreaux selling his prescribed pain medication. The investigation showed a pattern that Boudreaux would get his prescription filled and by the next day all of the pills would have been sold. Police executed a search warrant on the home and located a pill bottle that dated the refill prescription on the 2/23/2010. The pill bottle indicated that the prescription was for 90 Lortabs. Officers located 26 Lortabs in Mr. Boudreaux's pants pockets. Boudreaux admitted he was going to sell those too.
[Chief Deon R. Boudreaux] "We have been getting complaints about Paul Boudreaux for quiet some time now. We learned when he would get his script filled and we learned who he would sell to. Some of our sources say that he would often trade the pills in turn for sexual favors.Our tax dollars are paying for him to get free medicine and he turns around and abuses the system. His drug dealings drew a bad crowd to that neighborhood. The police have been to his residence several times for disturbances and domestic violence. I'm glad we were finally able to catch him. Several neighbors came out of their home to thank the police for arresting a neighborhood nuisance".
Paul Boudreaux has been booked in the Port Barre jail for two counts of Distribution of Schedule III narcotics and One count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics.
We have received complaints of a few other pill dealers in our community and we are currently investigating these complaints. Drug dealers will not be tolerated in our community. We have prooven we will take action and more arrest will come.
To report suspicious or criminal activity please contact the Port Barre police at (337) 585-6212 or the Anonymous Tip line at (337) 585-2345.
Tips can also be sent via email at email@example.com.