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Dec 9, 2011 8:39 AM by Lauren Wilson

Two arrested in Eunice for drugs

Two Eunice residents have been arrested on various felony drug charges during separate Undercover Operations.

Chief Ronald Dies stats his Narcotics Detectives were able to secure charges against Colinze Fontenot for Distribution of Oxycodone from his residence at 400 South Aymond St. Apt. 7. The residence was within the two-thousand foot radius of the Housing Authority on Meyers St.; Drug Free Zone. The Detectives were able to purchase Oxycodone pills from Fontenot and in a follow-up investigation the Detectives were able to obtain consent to search Fontenot's apartment. During the search the Detectives located over two-hundred prescription pills including Oxycodone and Tramadol, which Fontenot was selling. The Detective also located a loaded 38 cal revolver, a sawed off 12 ga. shotgun and a 22 cal rifle, along with the pills, in a large box in Fontenot's bedroom. Chief Dies then stated that Fontenot had a criminal history for burglary, DWI, weapons charges, probation and parole violations and attempted second degree murder. He was also imprisoned in Angola State Prison 1965 to 1971.

Chief Dies says following Fontenot's arrest, Robert Thomas was then arrested for selling Crack Cocaine from his residence at 341 Peach St. The residence was within the two-thousand foot radius of the St. Edmunds School; Drug Free Zone. The Detectives were able to purchase Crack Cocaine from Thomas during three different undercover operations. During one of the operations, Thomas's stepdaughter was in the residence at the time the distribution took place. The Detectives were also able to secure a Search Warrant for the residence after the last distribution. The Detectives then went to the residence, secured Thomas and searched the residence. During the search the Detectives located several pieces of Crack Cocaine in Thomas's dresser and some of the undercover currency used to purchase the Crack Cocaine from Thomas, in his pocket. Thomas later admitted to destroying additional Crack Cocaine before the Detectives could secure him. Chief Dies stated that Thomas was also on Probation with the State of Louisiana for previous drug charges.

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