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Carencro Police bust drug operation in apartment complex

Posted: 10:46 AM, Jun 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-08 11:46:17-04

After a two-month investigation into drug dealing at an apartment complex, Carencro Police detectives have arrested two men and recovered weapons and drugs. 

The investigation began in April, when detectives began looking into drug sales at an apartment complex on Amesbury Drive in Carencro, Chief David Anderson said.

During the investigation, detectives were able to identify multiple subjects at an apartment complex that were dealing in illegal narcotics, he said.

On Sunday, detectives arrested two men and seized two pounds of marijuana, a large quantity of Xanax, Promethazine and Ecstasy, counterfeit $100 bills, an AK-47 assault rifle, a 9mm pistol and a large amount of ammo. 

Deandre T. Ozene, 25, of Lafayette was booked with: 

  • Poss. WITD Sch I, (Marijuana)
  • Poss WITD Sch IV (Xanax)
  • Poss. WITD Sch 1, (Ecstasy)
  • Illegal Poss. of a Firearm w/ CDS
  • Poss. of CDS in presence of a Minor
  • Child Endangerment
  • Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Poss. of Synthetic Urine
  • Poss. of Sch IV, (Promethazine)
  • Poss. of Sch I, (Liquid THC)
  • Poss of Sch IV, (Xanax)
  • Poss. of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Second or Subsequent Offenses Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses

Ozene remains in LPCC in lieu of $120,500.

Paul J. Powell, of Sunset was booked with: 

  • Poss. WITD Sch I, (Marijuana)
  • Poss. WITD Sch IV, (Xanax)
  • Poss. WITD Sch I, (Ecstasy)
  • Illegal Poss. of a Firearm w/ Control Dangerous Substance
  • Poss. of CDS in presence of a Minor
  • Child Endangerment
  • Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Poss. of Synthetic Urine
  • Poss. of Sch IV, (Promethazine)
  • Poss. of Sch I, (Liquid THC),
  • Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses

Powell is no longer in LPCC, records show.