Three arrested for alleged manufacture of explosive devices in Opelousas

Posted at 8:40 AM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 19:26:43-05

The Opelousas Police Department says they have arrested three people for allegedly manufacturing improvised explosive devices in Opelousas.

Police Chief Martin McClendon says that information shared with police on January 26 led to an investigation into the location of several pipe bombs.

Through the investigation, the department was led to search a home in the 900 block of Eddins Street in Opelousas. Three individuals were arrested in connection with that search.

The following were arrested and booked into the Opelousas Jail.

James Moore
James Moore courtesy Opelousas Police Department

James Moore, 37, of Opelousas on 4 counts of Manufacturing and possession of a bomb

Donquarus Taylor
Donquarus Taylor courtesy Opelousas Police Department

Donquarus Taylor, 29, of Opelousas on 3 counts of Manufacturing and Possession of a Bomb

Darrell Young
Darrell Young courtesy Opelousas Police Department

Darrell Young, 31, of Opelousas on 1 count of Manufacturing and Possession of a Bomb

Police did not say for what purpose the pipe bombs were made or how many were found during the investigation. The bombs were disposed of by the department with the help of Louisiana State Police Emergency Services Unit.

Pipe Bomb 1-29
Pipe Bomb courtesy Opelousas Police Department

McClendon says the investigation is ongoing and that more arrests are expected.