May 3, 2013 2:03 PM by Press Release Pictured: Darrel Mathieu

Vermilion/Municipal Task Force makes drug arrests

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Chief Tony Hardy and Chief Boyd Adams, the Vermilion / Municipal Task Force made following arrests recently for drug related offenses.

Shawn Powell (dob 2-05-64) of Lafayette, arrested on 4-24-13 for Failure to appear in court for Possesion with the intent to distribute a schedule IV narcotic

Ledario Green (dob 7-30-84) of Abbeville, arrested on 4-24-13 for distribution of crack cocaine.

Lawrence Stagg (dob 6-8-93) of Abbeville, arrested on 4-25-13 for possession with the intent to distribute a schedule IV narcotic.

Darrel Mathieu (dob 3-15 ) of Maurice, arrested on 5-1-13 for Distribution of a schedule II narcotic.

Sheriff Mike Couvillon would like to thank the following persons for their effort in assisting with Task Force personnel. Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne, Abbeville Chief of Police Tony Hardy and Kaplan Chief Boyd Adams "I realize times are financially tough all over, but the Mayors and Chiefs of these cities are committed to finding the funds to help the Task Force combat the illicit drugs problem that ruins our communities. The people of Vermilion and our children are the benefactors of these city leaders' great efforts. It is my hope that in the near future other towns and cities in the parish of Vermilion will be able to assist in the continuing fight against illicit drugs."

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.

More information on reporting drug activities can be seen on our Web Site at Click on Task Force for this information.












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    Lawrence Stagg
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    Ledario Green
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    Shawn Powell
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