Krotz Springs man arrested for possessing drugs, guns and over $28K in cash

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KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (KLFY) – A St. Landry Parish man is now in jail after deputies allegedly found drugs, weapons and over $28,000 in cash, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said in a news release that narcotics agents arrested Benjamin J Dedon, 57, of Krotz Springs, after Dedon allegedly sold drugs to undercover agents on several occasions.

Agents recovered three assault rifles and five handguns from Dedon’s residence in the 300 block of Florida Street, investigators said.

Investigators also found “marijuana packaged in sandwich bags for distribution, along with scales and grinders,” along with “a wide variety of pills,” and over $28,000 in cash, according to Guidroz.

Most of the cash was in $2 bills. 

Dedon told narcotics agents he was saving the money that was found for his son’s education.

He was booked into the St. Landry Parish jail on the following charges:

  • Four Counts Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • Possession With The Intent To Distribute A Schedule I (Marijuana)
  • Possession With The Intent To Distribute A Schedule IV (Xanex)
  • Possession With The Intent To Distribute A Schedule II Oxycodone Hydrochloride
  • Possession With The Intent To Distribute A Schedule II Morphine Sulfate
  • Illegal Carrying Of Weapons (In The Presence Of a CDS)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Illegal Use of A Controlled Dangerous Substance In The Presence Of Persons under Seventeen Years Of Age
  • Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses (Money or Any Assets Derived From Drug Transactions)

Anyone with drug information is urged to report it by calling Crime Stoppers at 948-TIPS or the St. Landry Parish drug hotline at 337-948-0970.

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