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On September 12, 2023, the Evangeline Parish Criminal Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on the Lithcote Rd. in reference to a traffic violation.  When speaking with the driver of the vehicle, Deputies were granted permission to search the vehicle.  During that time, Deputies located approximately 67.9 grams of methamphetamine and 0.5 grams of fentanyl.

The driver / suspect (Casey Tate W/M DOB 08/19/1988 of Ville Platte) was arrested and booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail for felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of fentanyl.  His bond was set at $175,000.00

As always, Sheriff Charles R. Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information on criminal activity and urges the public to contact their Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency's website at  Any person reporting information will remain anonymous. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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