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Aug 27, 2010 11:38 AM by Katie Durio

Vermillion Undercover Police Work Yields Arrests

The Vermilion / Municipal Narcotics Task force served warrants this week for several narcotics related incidents. Many of these arrests are due in fact to undercover operations that have been in effect for several months. The following persons were arrested for the week of August 22nd 2010

1- Jerome Willis (DOB) 8-5-79, of 1610 Martin Luther King Dr. Abbeville, La arrested for one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of cocaine. Total bond for Willis was set at $6,000.00

2- Gerald Mire Jr. (DOB) 7-29-70 of 1501 Cherokee St. Abbeville, arrested for one count of possession of Marijuana bond was set at $1,000.00

3- Dexter Henderson (DOB) 9-27-73 of 703 8th St. Abbeville La, arrested for Possession with intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine. Upon agents taking Henderson in to custody it was found that he had another pill bottle with several rocks of suspected crack cocaine. Total Bond was set at $60,000.00

4- Roland Campbell Jr. (DOB) 8-4-64 of 205 Perry Dr. Abbeville, La, arrested for possession of Drug paraphernalia and resisting and officer and two counts of contempt of court. Total Bond was set at $11,000.00

Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, Abbeville Chief of Police Tony Hardy, commends the Narcotics Task Force for a job well done.

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 would like encourage 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 taskforce@vpso.net 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 Narcotics or Task Force for this information.

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