Rayne Police involved in high speed pursuit
On Friday, April 30, 2009, Rayne Police Officers attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Kalvin Madison, a 21 year old African American male (DOB:12/5/1987) of 2211 Heritage Road, Rayne,
and the vehicles passenger, Bradley Randal, a 26 year old African American male (DOB:4/4/83) of 113 W Cedar Street, Lafayette, LA when the driver decided to flee from police. Officers observed the passenger of the vehicle throw several plastic bags from the vehicle’s window, which were immediately retrieved by officers. The bags contained 100 MDMA Ecstasy tablets and 50 Alprozalam tablets.
The duo led police back to his residence where they attempted to flee on foot. The passenger was taken into custody while the driver, Kalvin eluded police officers on foot. Kalvin was later apprehended hiding beneath the bed of a nearby residence where the homeowner was attempting to hide him.
Both suspects were charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance: MDMA, Obstruction of Justice and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II D Controlled Dangerous Substance: Alprazolam. Kalvin Madison was additionally charged with Aggravated Flight from a police officer, 2 counts of Resisting an Officer, and numerous traffic violations.
Rayne Police Officers are still investigating this matter and more arrest are expected in this matter. It is a crime to intentionally hide a felon from law enforcement officers and while this matter is still under investigation, additional arrest are expected.
Chief Stelly stated “again, we see habitual drug dealers coming into our community to sell drugs. I want our citizens to know that we will not tire in our pursuit of these offenders. What is so tragic about MDMA is that it is usually targeted at a younger crowd. MDMA, marijuana and pharmaceutical tablets are the most common drugs abused by teenagers and young adults. If any parents need information on what warning signs to watch for or drug information, please call the Rayne Police Department’s Narcotics Unit or myself.”
Chief Stelly asks that if you have information on any crime or illegal drug activity, please contact the Rayne Police Department at 337-334-4215 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-TIPS. Callers will remain anonymous and could receive up to a $1,000 cash reward.