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Several Arrests Made by Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force made several arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 3:08 PM
Updated: Jan 26, 2021 4:01 PM

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.
 On 1-25-2021, Maurice Police officers responded to a local business in response to a woman alleging to have been kidnapped. The officer was able to identify the suspect as Michael BJ O’Bryan Jr, of Abbeville. Upon attempting to detain him, O’Bryan fled on foot. After a very short foot pursuit, O’Bryan was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle O’Bryan was in yielded narcotics and a firearm being located. Agents with the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force responded to assist and were able to obtain enough evidence to charge O’Bryan with the following offenses.
· Possession of Schedule I, (Marijuana)
· Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I , (MDMA)
· Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II, (Methamphetamine)
· Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS
· Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
· Transactions Involving Drug Proceeds
More charges on O’Bryan are expected as the investigation continues.

On 1-25-2021, Task Force agents observed a vehicle driving in a reckless manner. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. Throughout the course of the stop, agents were able to observe that the occupants were potentially involved in criminal activity and VPSO K-9 Saar was called in to assist agents. After conducting a sweep of the vehicle, K-9 Saar, alerted to the odor of suspected narcotics inside of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded in a large amount of marijuana and two firearms being located. The occupants were arrested and charged as follows;
· Christopher Vidalier,  of Kaplan, charged with Possession of Schedule I, (Marijuana), and Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
· Zachery Marceaux, of Abbeville, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I, (Marijuana), Possession of a Firearm in Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
· Gage Marceaux, of Abbeville, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.

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