EUNICE, La. (KLFY)- Drugs and firearms were seized early Thursday morning during an investigation by multiple agencies in Eunice.
At about 6 a.m., Eunice Police, Eunice City Marshal’s Office and St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputies executed search warrants simultaneously at two locations Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.
The homes were on Townhome Drive and at South Mallet and North Streets, he said .
The warrants were in connection with shootings that occurred in Eunice.
“The occupants were found sleeping with guns nearby,” Fontenot said. One of the people in on of the houses did reach for a weapon, Fontenot said, but was stopped by voice command.
Numerous firearms including and SKS 7.62 mm semi-automatic rifle, .40 caliber and 9mm Glock handguns, snubnose .38 caliber revolver, M-11 Semi-auto 9mm handgun, 20 gauge shotgun and a Savage .270 cal rifle, were seized during the investigation.
According to Chief Fontenot, the one firearm was reported stolen in Pennsylvania. Also seized in the searches was 260 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia along with other evidence, authorities said.
Demarquis Robinson, 24, of Eunice, was arrested on warrants for two counts attempted second degree murder, three counts of assault by drive-by shooting and one count of aggravated criminal damage to property.
Damar Robinson, 25, of Eunice, was arrested on possession with intent to distribute marijuana, illegal possession of stolen firearms, illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of person under 17.
Michelle Diggles, 22 of Texas, was charged with possession of marijuana (les