Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated that as a result of undercover operations by members of the Acadia Parish Narcotic Strike Force, 10 more defendants have been arrested and placed in the Acadia Parish Jail.
Sheriff Melancon said charges range from distribution of marijuana to distribution of ecstasy and crack cocaine to name a few.
In an unrelated incident Sheriff Melancon stated that a Narcotics Detective is recovering after sustaining a broken ankle during the arrest of Christopher J. Moore, age 31, East Betty Street, Rayne. Moore was arrested after agents discovered a large amount of marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine in his possession.
Melancon said while attempting to arrest Moore he fled on foot, agents gave chase and upon apprehension of Moore a scuffle ensued and the detective's ankle sustained a break.
Moore is being charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, resisting an officer, battery on an officer and simple escape. District Judge John Trahan set bond at $130,000.
Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated that Drug Strike Force agents arrested eight defendants on warrants issued for distribution of illegal narcotics following undercover operations in Acadia Parish.
Sheriff Melancon stated that all defendants listed above are repeat offenders and have been prosecuted in Acadia Parish for drug offenses.
In an unrelated incident, Drug Strike Force agents executed a search warrant at a residence on N Moss Street in Church Point.
According to Sheriff Melancon, Agents received information concerning a high volume of drug activity at a residence located on N Moss Street in Church Point. Upon conducting an investigation, Strike Force Agents obtained a search warrant and upon executing the warrant arrested Eric Texada, age 26, of N Moss Street Church Point. He was charged with distribution of crack cocaine. District Judge John Trahan set bond at $40,000.
During the search of the residence Agents also arrested Spencer Carrier of N Moss Street, Church Point for possession of marijuana. Carrier claimed that the marijuana located in the residence belonged to him.
Two females along with juveniles were present at the time of the search but were released pending an investigation.
According to Sheriff Melancon Texada and Carrier both have prior drug arrests with Texada currently on parole.
Strike Force agents would like for residents in Acadia Parish to know, if you suspect drug activity in your neighbor and would like to have it investigated, contact any member of the Acadia Parish Drug Strike Force at 788-8729.
All callers can remain anonymous.
The Acadia Parish Narcotic Strike Force is funded in part through a grant from the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.