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On September 22, 2023, the Evangeline Parish Criminal Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of East Hickory and Lithcote Rd. in reference to a traffic violation.  When speaking with the driver, Deputies located a small amount of marijuana on the floor board of the vehicle in plain view.  As a result, Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle.

During the search, Deputies located a .22 caliber firearm, along with a prescription bottle with no label containing approximately 12 amphetamine / dextroamphetamine pills.  The driver / suspect (Kenneth Fontenot W/M DOB 09/19/1963 of Ville Platte) was arrested and booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail for Felony Possession of Schedule II Narcotics, Simple Possession of Marijuana, and Illegal Carrying of Weapons in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.  His bond was set at $10,000.00. 

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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