Cajundome Commissioner arrested on drug possession, manufacturing and distribution charges

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ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. (KLFY) Cajundome Commissioner and Youngsville resident Dusty Guidry was arrested Friday on six drug-related charges in St. Martin Parish.

The charges include distribution, possession with intent to distribute, prohibited acts, transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses and manufacture of illegal substances.

Guidry, who works for the District Attorney’s Office in East Baton Rouge Parish, was booked into the St. Martin Parish.

He has since bonded out, records show.

Guidry was an appointment to the Cajundome Commission by former Mayor-President Joel Robideaux.

Late Monday afternoon, the Lafayette Consolidated Government released a statement on his arrest.

“Early Monday afternoon the administration was made aware of Cajundome Commissioner Dusty Guidry’s arrest in St. Martin Parish,” Spokesperson Jamie Angelle said.

“Mayor-President Josh Guillory is looking into the situation to determine the appropriate course of action related to Mr. Guidry’s appointment to the Cajundome Board. I can say that the M/P will not be recommending him for reappointment when his term expires next year. “

EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore announced Monday that he had accepted Guidry’s resignation.

Today, I accepted the resignation of Dusty Guidry, who served as the Director of Pre-Trial Intervention services for our office. The pre-trial intervention program provides tailored, data-driven resources and rehabilitative programming to appropriate justice-involved individuals in a manner that does not jeopardize public safety and works to decrease the likelihood of recidivism.

I am aware of Mr. Guidry’s recent arrest on felony drug charges outside of East Baton Rouge Parish and am concerned by the allegations. Any further criminal investigation will not involve our office.

My office recognizes the great responsibility entrusted to us. It is first and foremost the duty of every employee of this office to adhere to the highest ethical and moral standards in our workplace and community.

Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, the Pre-Trial Intervention Program has positively impacted thousands of lives. During this time of transition, we will ensure that the good work of the program continues with the utmost integrity.

EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore

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