Rayne PD: Opelousas Man Arrested for Allegedly Providing Marijuana to 4-Year-Old

Rayne – An Opelousas man has been arrested after he allegedly provided marijuana to a 4-year-old child and physically abused the child. The abuse resulted in injuries to the child that required hospitalization.

Dexter Keith Broussard Jr, 26, of the 100 block of Andre Martin Blvd, Opelousas was arrested Wednesday, February 19, 2020, by Rayne detectives with the assistance of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department, according to Chief Carroll Stelly.

Dexter has been charged with CRUELTY TO A JUVENILE, which is a felony-grade offense with a penalty of imprisonment up to 10 years. The matter has been referred to the Acadia Parish District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.