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According to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, “The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T) arrested one suspect for drug possession as a result of proactive patrols.”

ARRESTED: Lee A. Sam Jr., age 32 – 888 St. Landry Road, Opelousas (shown in the featured photograph.)

CHARGES: Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I CDS Drug paraphernalia

Bench warrant

BOND $10,250.00

The Narcotics Enforcement Team has been conducting proactive patrols in the cities and in the parish in an effort to take guns and drugs off of the street. The team has conducted traffic stops, undercover drug buys, investigating calls from concerned citizens, and tips received through Crime Stoppers.  

During the proactive patrol, detectives came into contact with Lee A. Sam Jr. who was in possession of over (2) two pounds of high grade Marijuana packaged for sale. The vehicle Mr. Sam was operating was a 2014 Buick Lacross which is seized pending forfeiture.  The street value of the approximate 2 pounds of marijuana is approximately $18,000 if sold by the gram.  

Sheriff Guidroz added, “The Narcotics Enforcement Team has several other arrest warrants for the distribution and possession of illegal drugs.  These warrants will be executed to put a stop to the illegal drug activity in St. Landry Parish.    

Sheriff Guidroz would like to thank the concerned citizens of St. Landry Parish who have taken the time to call and give information regarding illegal drug activity and any other type of crime.

Anyone with information about illegal drug activity is encouraged to call the St. Landry Parish Sheriff Department’s Drug Hotline at 337-948-0970 or 948-1030.  You may also call Crime Stoppers at 337-948-TIPS, download the P3 app on your mobile device or simply dial **TIPS on your mobile phone to tip.  All calls are anonymous and you can earn a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.