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St. Martinville man arrested on drug, stolen weapon charges

Posted at 8:00 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 21:00:50-04

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. — The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a St. Martinville man on multiple drug charges and possessing a stolen weapon.

According to SMPSO, deputies executed an outstanding felony arrest warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Resweber Street, in St. Martinville.

During the execution of the warrant, SMPSO says that deputies located suspected marijuana; suspected “Moon Rocks” (THC derivative); suspected LSD; suspected N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT); suspected Ecstasy; suspected methamphetamine; suspected powdered cocaine; suspected acetaminophen/hydrocodone; suspected Alprazolam; U.S. currency; a stolen 9mm handgun; two digital scales; and various new, clear plastic baggies thatare indicative of the distribution of illegal narcotics.

Deputies arrested Bennett Bienvenu, 45, of St. Martinville, and charged him with:

  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (“Moon Rocks”)
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (LSD)
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (DMT)
  • Possession of Schedule I CDS (MDMA/Ecstasy)
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS (Methamphetamine) – Over 28 Grams
  • Possession of Schedule II CDS (Powdered Cocaine)
  • Possession of Schedule II CDS (Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone)
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule IV CDS (Alprazolam)
  • Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses
  • Possession of CDS in drug free zone – 9 Counts
  • Possession of Stolen Firearms
  • Possession of Firearm in the Presence of CDS – 9 Counts
  • Criminal Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Bienvenu was also arrested on an outstanding felony arrest warrant for violation of the following:

  • Criminal Conspiracy (To Possess With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine) - Felony
  • A-Dist/Manufacture or Possession w/Intent of Schedule II CDS (Methamphetamine-Over 28 Grams) - Felony
  • Prohibited Acts/Drug Paraphernalia-Misdemeanor

Following his arrest, Bievnenu was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on these and no bond has yet been set.

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