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"Gray Death" drug arrest made in Eunice

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 13:39:45-05

The Eunice City Marshal's Office has arrested a man accused of possessing the dangerous narcotic know as "Gray Death."

At the time of his arrest, marshals called an ambulance for Alex Simien, 41, of Crowley, because he allegedly told them he was under the influence of the drug.

Simien was booked with resisting an officer, possession with intent to distribute Schedule I, II and IV drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of the CDS law and possession of drugs in a drug-free zone.

The arrest came during a traffic stop yesterday afternoon on East Laurel Avenue. The deputy marshal pulled over a vehicle for a seatbelt violation, and when the car stopped Simien, who was a passenger, allegedly got out of the car and ran. Marshals found him near a motel, and arrested him. That's when Simien asked for an ambulance.

Marshals allegedly found meth, pills and suspected "Gray Death," as well as small baggies that are used to package drugs for street sale. Marshals called State Police for assistance in handling the "Gray Death."

Simien also is wanted in St. Landry Parish on warrants in connection with separate incidents.

The Eunice City Marshal’s Office would like to thank the Eunice Police Department and Probation Office, for assisting in this case.