Sheriff Charles R. Guillory, of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office releases the following:
On Thursday, October 22, 2020 at approximately 12:50 a.m., Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Deputies were out conducting routine Criminal Patrol, south on Belaire Cove Road near Jaco Lane. Evangeline Parish Sheriff Office Deputy observed the driver of a dark colored Sports Utility Vehicle commit a traffic violation. Due to the violation, a traffic stop was initiated and the Deputy made contact with the driver. The driver was identified as Demarkco Williams and his passenger was Jordan Mickell Fontenot.
During the stop the Deputy was able to smell what he believed to be the smell of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. The Deputy received verbal consent from the driver to search the vehicle. Once vehicle search was conducted and completed the Deputy confiscated approximately seventy-seven (77) ecstasy pills, a green vegetable like substance wrapped and tied in clear plastic believed to be marijuana, and a Century Arms AK pistol. All confiscated items were secured, accounted for, and stored as Evidence at the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office.
Upon completion of the traffic stop the Deputy had the vehicle impounded for storage. The driver Demarkco Williams was arrested and booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on the charges of Possession of Schedule I CDS (Ecstasy) with intent to Distribute, Possession of Schedule I CDS (Marijuana), Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS, Failure to Use Turn Signal. The bond was set at $24,520.00 by 13th District Judicial Judge Chuck West. Fontenot was release with no charges.
As always, Sheriff Charles R Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is always 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 www.evangelineparishsheriff.org. Any person/s reporting information will remain anonymous.
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