According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz “On December 3, 2019 St. Landry Parish narcotics agents along with members of St. Landry Parish S.W.A.T. team, executed a high- risk search warrant at the address of 2714 Highway 752, Opelousas, La. 70570 and arrested a Lawtell couple on drug and weapons charges.”
Guidroz stated, “Narcotic agents along with the S.W.A.T. team made entry into the residence through the side door facing east. The storm door was reinforced by what appeared to be ballistic glass or some type of non-shattering or reinforced glass and door frame. The home also was equipment a video surveillance system around the home. Agents entered the home and located Kelonda Thibodeaux holding an infant child in her arms. Agents then located her husband Brandon Thibodeaux in the master bedroom closet”.
A search of the home was conducted, the following items were located: Approx. $28,979 dollars of U.S. currency in various denominations, approx. 626 grams of Methamphetamine packaged for resale and distribution (Approx. street value of $31,300.00), approx. 11 grams of Heroin packaged in several baggies for resale and distribution (Approx. street value of $2200.00), approx. 592 grams of Powder Cocaine packaged for resale and distribution, (Approx. street value of $29,600.00), approx. 746 grams of Marijuana packaged for resale and distribution (Approx. street value of $8000.00), approx 99 grams of Crack Cocaine packaged for resale and distribution (Approx. street value of $3000.00), approx. 21 pills of Estacy (MDMA) pills packaged in two separate baggies (Approx. street value of $420.00), 7 handguns containing fully loaded magazines (18 total) also extended magazines ranging from .380 calibers, 357, 9mm, to 40 calibers, of which 2 were reported stolen, 4 assault rifles (Caliber 7.62 x 39) AK-47, SKS and a Draco pistol type rifles, with 8 fully loaded magazines and also extended magazines, 9 various sized scales to weigh out the illegal narcotics from grams to pounds. 4 cell phones, several boxes of ammunition for the pistols and rifles, drug paraphernalia, 2 glass or porcelain coffee cup type containers used for cooking “Crack” containing cocaine and crack cocaine reside, and one marijuana grow house used to produce and manufacture high grade marijuana,
Brandon Thibodeaux along with his wife, Kelonda Pitre Thibodeaux and their 3 year- old child were transported to the juvenile office. Both Brandon and Kelonda Thibodeaux refused to talk to the agents. Both were booked into the parish jail and denied bond. Child Protection Services were notified and released the 3 year- old to a family member.
Sheriff, Guidroz added, “This major drug bust is a result of an ongoing investigation that lasted four year and agents were finally able to obtain a search warrant. Our commitment remains to ridding our streets of drug dealers that put our lives at risk.”