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A Lafayette man is behind bars after local police say he was in possession of over $165,000.00 worth of illegal drugs.
According to a press release from Lafayette PD, the arrest made within the city limits of the Hub City. The drug bust came after Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) intercepted a package containing 4,997 Tapentadol tablets which led to the residence in Lafayette.
53-year-old Joe Kemp was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on multiple drug and gun charges.
Another big drug and weapons bust happened in St. Landry Parish as 37-year-old Andra Brown (aka "Baldhead") of Opelousas was arrested by narcotics detectives with the Sheriff's Office.
Agents searched the residence and located the following:
The street value is estimated at approximately $10,700.00.
Andra Brown was booked into the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Jail on the following charges:
Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's deputies say four people from Welsh have been booked into the parish jail after a narcotics search warrant at 1204 W Railroad Avenue turned up the following:
Two children – ages 8 months and 12-years-old – were also in the home.