Oct 11, 2010 3:24 PM by Press Release

Under Cover Cop Buys Drugs From Night Club Dancer

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon a local night club dancer got more than a tip last Thursday evening when dealing with one of her patrons.

Agents who were working in an undercover capacity with the Vermilion / Narcotics Task force traveled to the Paradise Club located on the by-pass in Abbeville La.

The Task Force was looking in to several complaints of the possibility of illegal drug activity going on there.

Once inside agents made contact with one Kristen Michelle Romero (DOB 5-4-1986) of Abbeville who was dancing and bartending in the club. After some conversation agents inquired of her if she would be able to sell them illicit narcotics. Romero advised that she could call a friend to the establishment and he would sell him drugs.

Romero made that call and a short time later Roderick Levine (DOB 2-26-1979) also of Abbeville, drove up to the establishment where he met the agent and Romero outside in the parking lot.

Levine then distributed the suspect cocaine to Romero and she in turn made the transaction with the agent.

Levine entered the establishment for a short time and upon leaving was approached by the Task Force and arrested for distribution of cocaine. Romero was also arrested for her part in the crime.

Bonds for both Romero and Levine were set at $20,000.00.

Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, Abbeville Chief of Police Tony Hardy, commends the Narcotics Task Force for a job well done.

Finally, Sheriff Couvillon would like to applaud the concerned citizens of Vermilion Parish for their awareness and assistance in helping the Sheriff's Office in fighting the war on illegal drugs.

He encourages all citizens with information in regards to illegal drug activities to contact the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office or the Vermilion Parish Municipal Narcotics Task Force at 337-740-4501 or E-mail the Task Force anonymously at and your e-mail will be held in the "strictest of confidence" and replied to in a very timely manner.



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