May 29, 2013 12:22 PM by KATC (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Chief Tony Hardy and Chief Boyd Adams, the Vermilion / Municipal task force made following arrest recently for drug related offense.
On 5/28/13 agents applied for and obtained a search warrant for the residence located at 906 S. Lyman St in Abbeville. Agents had received information that illicit narcotic activity may have been occurring at the said residence. Upon arriving and identifying themselves, agents began a search of the residence, along with the surrounding perimeter. Agents located, and seized several small baggies of suspected marijuana which were packaged for street sale, numerous items of drug paraphernalia utilized in distributing illicit narcotics, along with several pills with no labels or prescription. Reco Williams (dob 9/21/92) of Abbeville was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute a prescription controlled dangerous substance, and possession of a legend drug.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.vpso.net. Click on Task Force for this information.