Posted: Jul 11, 2012 11:58 AM by KATC
Updated: Jul 11, 2012 12:01 PM
The Vermilion / Municipal Narcotics Task Force made the following two arrests for drug related crimes:
- While working street sales disruption, agents recognized Cobi Broussard (dob 12-8-79) of Abbeville, standing outside of his residence on Alphonse St. Broussard was wanted on an outstanding narcotics warrant by the task force. Agents approached Broussard and while taking him into custody on the warrant, Broussard was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana. Broussard was charged with possession of Marijuana, with other charges to follow.
- On 7-10-12 agents executed another arrest warrant on Emmanuel Campbell AKA " Mac Boo" (dob 7-6-73) of Abbeville for possession with the intent to distribute a schedule IV narcotic. Upon the arrest agents located three other pill bottles with several pills in them. Each bottle had a suspicious label, which looked to be removed from another bottle and affixed to the ones found on him. Agents also noticed that some of the bottle were over a year old but still had over 60 pills in them. Agents recognized this to be the same method Campbell used on earlier arrests to elude being charged with the prescription pills. Campbell was taken into custody and charged with three counts of possession with the intent to distribute schedule IV narcotic and one count of possession with the intent to distribute schedule III. Agents also seized seven hundred thirty dollars in suspected drug proceed monies. Total bond has not been set at this time.
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 email@example.com 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.