Aug 7, 2014 9:54 AM by Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.
- Lana Laughlin, (dob 4-1-84) of Erath, arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia
- Tera Mouton (dob 7-28-75) of Kaplan, arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear for arraignment for possession of cocaine, possession of a legend drug, and possession of marijuana.
The Narcotics division also executed two search warrants within the parish which resulted in the seizure of high grade marijuana, synthetic marijuana, pills and a weapon.
After executing a search warrant within the city of Abbeville, agents seized a large amount of high quality marijuana from Lien Nguyen (dob 7-21-77) of Abbeville. Agents located two large mason jars full of "Hydro" marijuana and charged Nguyen with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of marijuana. A stolen handgun was also recovered in connection with the search.
Immediately following this warrant, agents attempted to stop a vehicle that had arrived to sell marijuana to suspects. After the driver exited the vehicle to deliver the drugs, the narcotics agents approached the vehicle to apprehend the passenger. Upon the passenger seeing this, he jumped into the driver side, and fled in the said vehicle, crashing into one of the agents vehicles as he fled. The original driver, David Broussard (dob 5-20-92) of Abbeville was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. The passenger that fled is still being sought by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office. He is identified as Fabian Mitchell, (dob 7-23-82) of Abbeville.
The second search warrant was within the city limits of Kaplan, where agents seized synthetic marijuana, illicit prescription pills and a weapon. Arrested in this matter was Daniel Allen, (dob 9-5-84) of Kaplan. He was charged with possession with the intent to distribute schedule I narcotic, possession of synthetic marijuana, possession of Lortab, and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.
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 Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit at 337-740-4501 or E-mail the Task Force anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org
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