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IPSO busts large-scale methamphetamine distribution ring in rural Iberia Parish

Posted at 6:41 PM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 14:35:31-04

NEW IBERIA, La. — Investigators with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office have made an arrest after breaking up a large-scale methamphetamine distribution ring in rural Iberia Parish.

According to IPSO, its Special Investigative Unit initiated an investigation of a large-scale methamphetamine distribution ring in rural Iberia Parish over the past several months.

IPSO says it discovered that Lance Narcisse, 34, was identified as a key individual in this drug organization.

IPSO says that on April 3, a traffic stop was conducted on Narcisse who then fled the vehicle with 2 lbs. of methamphetamine before being apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.

According to IPSO, a consent to search of his vehicle was given, which yielded $8,000.

Narcisse was arrested and booked into the Iberia Parish Correctional Center with the following charges:

  • Possession with Intent to Schedule II
  • Transaction involving proceeds from drug offenses
  • Drive left of center
  • Speeding
  • Hit and Run Driving
  • Resisting an Officer
  • Violation of Controlled Substance Law
  • Second or Subsequent Offenses
  • Obstruction of Justice

Bond was set for Narcisse at $18,000 by Judge Suzanne deMahy. Narcisse later bonded out.

IPSO says it has continued its investigation after Narcisse was arrested and that cash and a vehicle were also seized.

IPSO says additional arrests are pending.

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