Sheriff Charles R. Guillory, of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office releases the following:
On the 6th of November 2020 the Evangeline Parish Criminal Patrol Unit was patrolling on south Chataignier street. Deputy Willis stopped a black Chevrolet pickup for an expired license plate. The driver Leonard Thomas was advised of the reason for the stop. When Deputy Willis requested his drivers license, he said it was suspended. Mr. Thomas was acting nervous and jittery. Deputy Brandon Ardoin arrived on scene to assist Deputy Willis. Mr. Thomas was asked if he had any illegal narcotics in the vehicle. He said yes two ounces of marijuana. Deputy Willis then deployed k-9 Diego to perform an open-air search of the exterior of the truck. Diego altered to the presence of possible narcotics and Deputy Willis and Deputy Ardoin searched the truck. While searching the truck Deputies recovered several different types of narcotics along with cell phones and a police scanner. This resulted in the following arrest and charges.
Leonard Glenn Thomas
1414 East Beech street
Ville Platte, LA.
B/M AGE 42
LA:RS: 40:966 Possession of Marijuana 76 grams
LA:RS: 40:967 Possession of Cocaine 8.1 grams
LA:RS: 40:967 Possession of LSD 76 units
LA:RS: 40:964 Possession of Opium Bars 4 units
LA:RS: 40:967 Possession of Methamphetamine 17 grams
LA:RS: 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
He is currently incarcerated
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.