Mamou Police Department charges Robert
By: MICHAEL BORDELON
MAMOU - The Mamou Police Department arrested one for distribution of Schedule II narcotics after a successful undercover operation Tuesday, May 20. The individual also was charged with public intimidation after allegedly threatening the informant he believed told police about his activities.
Detective Todd Ortis said the department received information Andrus Robert, 48, 1000 Pine St., Apt. 121, Mamou, was a “runner,” which Ortis described as a “go-between” for the drug dealers and users.
With this information, Ortis said an undercover purchase was arranged and Police Chief Greg Dupuis and Ortis set up surveillance. Using marked bills, the confidential informant allegedly purchased crack cocaine from Robert. As Robert left the residence on his bicycle, Dupuis and Ortis stopped him and searched his person. Ortis said they quickly located the marked bills and Robert allegedly admitted he sold the informant crack cocaine.
Robert was transported to the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, where his bond was set at $10,000.
After being released on bond, Ortis said Robert allegedly approached the informant and made threatening comments. Robert was arrested again and charged with public intimidation.
“We will not tolerate threats made to our informants,” Ortis said. “He only added to his troubles by going after the informant.”