According to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, “The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested one suspect for multiple drug charges after a short vehicle pursuit in the Sunset area.”
On October 29th 2019, narcotics agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2003 Toyota Corolla but the driver sped away. After a short pursuit, the driver of the vehicle drove into a ditch then fled on foot. Narcotic agents, patrol deputies, and officers with the Sunset Police Department were able to locate the suspect a short time later hiding in a field of tall grass. The suspect was taken into custody after a short struggle but no injuries were reported.
A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed a significant amount of illegal narcotics that was hidden in a natural void in the dash area. Located in the vehicle was powder cocaine, “crack” cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, drug paraphernalia (scales to weight the drugs for resale) and cash money.
Sheriff Guidroz added, “I credit the significant training we provide to our deputies to help keep illegal drugs off of the streets of St. Landry Parish and would like to thank the concerned citizens of St. Landry Parish who have taken the time to call and give information regarding illegal drug activity in their neighborhoods.”
Anyone with information about drug activity is encouraged to call St. Landry Crime Stoppers at 337-948-8477 (TIPS). All calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.
On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.