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Breaux Bridge Man Arrested On Multiple Drug And Weapon Charges - 3/14/2018 -

PRESS RELEASE

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

March 14, 2018

11:30 a.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

Breaux Bridge Man Arrested On Multiple Drug And Weapon Charges

(St. Martinville, LA)-On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, following reports of suspected illegal drug activity, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a narcotics operation in the Breaux Bridge area of St. Martin parish. Following an undercover Narcotics operation in reference to a suspected drug dealer, agents were able to purchase marijuana and subsequently arrested Kyle Jean-Batiste, 31, of Breaux Bridge, LA., who Agents learned is also a convicted felon.

Upon further investigation, Narcotics Agents also recovered additional drugs at his residence, which was located in three separate drug free zones in the 400 block of 9th Street, Breaux Bridge, LA. A total of approximately 947 grams (2 pounds) of suspected marijuana, a handgun with obliterated serial numbers, amphetamine tablets, and hydrocodone were located in the residence. Narcotics Agents also discovered some of the marijuana packaged for sale, along with additional packaging materials. A vehicle was also seized during the investigation, after it was discovered to have been utilized to deliver and facilitate the sale of marijuana.

 

He was arrested and charged as follows:

La.R.S. 40:966A(1) Distribution of Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)

La.R.S. 40:967C Possession of Schedule II CDS (Amphetamine)

La.R.S. 40:968C Possession of Schedule III CDS (Hydrocodone)

La.R.S. 40:981.3 Violation of uniform CDS law; drug free zone (3 counts)

La.R.S. 14:95E Possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS

La.R.S. 14:95.1 Possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies

La.R.S. 14:95.7 Possession of a firearm with obliterated serial numbers

La.R.S. 14:26 Criminal Conspiracy

Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charges.

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