One charged, deputies recover narcotics

By: CARISSA HEBERT

Managing Editor

Information received by the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of Gregory Lafleur, 20, 4502 Highway 190, Eunice, Friday evening, March 6.

Captain Keith Dupre, chief of detectives, said they learned Lafleur was allegedly selling packages of cocaine. This led to an undercover operation being conducted. Money was exchanged for the narcotics, and Dupre, along with Detective Kevin Tate and Deputy Ralph Daigle, stopped the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located eight small Ziplock® bags of suspected cocaine, a cigar filled with suspected marijuana and the money used to purchase the narcotics. They also had the two bags of suspected cocaine, which was sold during the transaction.

LaFleur was booked into the parish jail on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine.

Dupre said authorities also seized a 1996 Chevrolet extended-cab pickup. Then, authorities went to LaFleur’s resident on P-Z Road and Detective Tate, Sgt. Joey Pelloquin and Daigle conducted a search. They discovered marijuana, a scale and some suspected morphine. He said LaFleur told authorities his live-in girlfriend did not know anything about the narcotics.

LaFleur’s bond was set at $25,000.

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