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Search warrant, short pursuit lead to arrest of Lafayette Parish man on several drug charges

Courtesy LPSO
Posted at 7:26 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 20:28:08-04

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Agents have arrested a man who was wanted on several drug charges.

36-year-old Oliver Martin was wanted on multiple drug charges after a search warrant was executed. On October 6, deputies executed the search warrant at a residence at the 1100 block of Highway 1252 in Carencro. While performing a search of the residence, agents found one pound of Heroin with Fentanyl, one pound of Methamphetamine, two pounds of Cocaine, five pounds of Marijuana, MDMA, Promethazine along with other Schedule V drugs.

Agents also located several firearms that had their serial numbers removed and $253,705 in cash.

On October 10, narcotics agents located a vehicle believed to be driven by Martin traveling on I-49 in Carencro.

The vehicle exited the interstate, where officers with the Carencro Police Department, at the request of LPSO, attempted to stop the vehicle.

A short pursuit ensued before Martin crashed the vehicle he was driving and deputies and CPD officers were able to apprehend him.

Martin was then arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Deputies located the following evidence inside the vehicle: approximately 380 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, appproximately 101 grams of Cocaine, approximately 20 grams of Crack Cocaine, approximately 4 grams of Heroin, 16 Suboxone Strips, 25 Buprenorphine pills, 10 Hydrocodone pills, 23 grams of Synthetic Marijuana, 32 grams of Marijuana and $284 in cash.