The Vermilion / Municipal Narcotics Task force recently seized marijuana and a gun, while conducting Illicit Drug Operations in the Parish.
On December 5th, agents were working in a high drug related crime area. While conducting operation they made contact with three Asian male subjects suspected of drug related crimes. Through interviews and investigation, agents recovered a large amount of high grade marijuana, known as "DRO", and a hand gun. All of the drugs were found on the suspects .
Agents further advised that upon patting down one of the suspects a weapon was found concealed in the crouch area. Sheriff Mike Couvillon stated, "This is just another example of how these law enforcement officers have no idea what they are walking in to when a stop or investigation is being conducted. If these men and women do not conduct themselves in a purely professional manner, and allow themselves to get complacent, it could cost them their lives."
Arrested and charged were:
-Chi Linh Mai, (dob 6-15-95) of Abbeville, booked on Possession of a Firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, illegal carrying of a firearm, and obliterated serial numbers on a firearm.
- Galang I. Mai, (dob 8-24-91) of Abbeville, booked on Principle to possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and principle to possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.
-Jimmy Vo, (dob 3-31-93), of Abbeville, booked on possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and principle to possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.