LAFAYETTE, La (KLFY) — Mayor-President Josh Guillory, Police Chief Thomas Glover, and other law enforcement officials held a press conference at 1 p.m. to release information about a major narcotics investigation.
About 3 months ago, the Lafayette Police Department started a narcotics investigation, learning that drug dealers posed as being homeless to sell illicit drugs, including heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine.
The investigation yielded 33 illegal drug sales with 26 suspects, two of which have been arrested. At least 14 individuals are believed to have gotten the drugs from one dealer, who is currently in jail.
LPD officers went undercover to discover drug dealers, and one officer suffered fentanyl contamination during the process, Chief Glover said. The officer was contaminated when the wind blew it in his face during an investigation.
The investigation focused on populous areas such as major intersections around town and intersections near I-10.
The DA will follow up with this investigation as well.
The suspects are listed below, as provided by Lafayette Police: