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Drugs, stolen handgun seized near Parks Primary School; man arrested

Drugs and stolen handgun seized during arrest of Eric Ledet. (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office) Drugs and stolen handgun seized during arrest of Eric Ledet. (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office)
Eric Ledet, 26. (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office) Eric Ledet, 26. (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office)
ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

On the morning of Thursday, September 22, a man was arrested after a stolen handgun and drugs were found at his residence.

Following an investigation of reports of suspected illegal drug activity, narcotics agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant after undercover agents purchased illegal drugs at a home on Mouton Ave. in Parks. The search warrant was executed early Thursday morning.

Officers found Eric Ledet, 26, of Breaux Bridge, in possession of marijuana, hydrocodone, a stolen handgun, and cash. Ledet was arrested less than 200 feet from Parks Primary School.

Ledet is charged with the following:

  • Possession with the intent to distribute schedule I controlled substances (marijuana)
  • Possession with the intent to distribute schedule III controlled substances (hydrocodone)
  • Illegal carrying of weapons in the presence of controlled substances
  • Illegal possession of a stolen firearm
  • Transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses
  • Violation of uniform controlled dangerous substance law drug free zone
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Ledet was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. Currently, no bond has been set.

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