Posted: Nov 13, 2009 12:40 PM by sleonard
Updated: Nov 13, 2009 12:40 PM
According to Abbeville Police Chief Rick Coleman the Vermilion / Metro Narcotics Task Force began serving numerous felony warrants on Thursday afternoon, by hitting the streets and looking to arrest suspected drug dealers in the Parish.
The warrants ranged from Possession of Marijuana, Distribution of Marijuana, Possession of Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine, Possession with intent to Distribute Various Prescription Medications such as Hydrocodone, Xanex, and Cultivation of Marijuana. Bonds on these charges ranged from $5,000 to $40,000 dollars.
Sheriff Couvillon stated that this investigation expands beyond the borders of Abbeville and Vermilion Parish. " Our agents made several cases on suspects that come to our parish to deal their drugs, but live elsewhere, this is a message to anyone out there attempting to do the same...IT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED".
Chief Coleman added, "Multi-agency Task Forces such as ours are reaching deeper into the drug dealers world and making our communities safer every day."
Sheriff Couvillon, Abbeville Police Chief Rick Coleman, Kaplan Police Chief Steve Perry and the city officials would like to thank the St. Martin Sheriff's Office, Lafayette Metro Narcotics Division and all of the concerned citizens that gave information that lead to the arrest of these suspects.