Opelousas man arrested after Police seize $1,500 worth of drugs, cash, paraphernalia

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Police in Opelousas executed a search warrant on Wednesday in the 700 block of East Madison Street after receiving numerous complaints of possible illegal drug sales occurring in and around the residence.

David Garrett was arrested after officers found approximately half of a pound of marijuana at the residence.

Once he was transported to the Opelousas Police Department, officers found approximately 42 Crack Cocaine rocks and assorted amounts of Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Alprazolam on Garrett’s person.

Chief Donald Thompson says police also found $1,046 in U.S. currency consistent with transactions and proceeds from drug offenses on Garrett’s person.

Garrett was charged and booked into the Opelousas Jail for Possession W/Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs (Marijuana), 3 ct’s of Possession W/Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs (Crack Cocaine) (Oxycodone) (Hydrocodone), 2 ct’s of Possession W/Intent to Distribute Schedule IV Drugs (Alprazolam) (Alprazolam), Drug Paraphernalia; Prohibited, Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses, Introduction of Contraband in a Penal Institute.

Thompson says the estimated street value of the narcotics seized is $1,500.00.

Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500 or the Criminal Patrol Unit directly at 337-948-5233 all information will be treated as confidential.

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