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LPSO Narcotics Unit Seizes $650,000 in Cash and Illegal Drugs

Mar 03, 2019 11:30AM ● By Staff Writer
Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit seizes over a quarter million in cash during drug bust On February 27, 2019 the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested three seized illegal narcotics, U.S. currency and assets worth approximately $658,942. Three individuals were arrested as a result of the investigation into a drug distribution network operating within the city of Lafayette.

Kaman Lege, 22, was charged with 2 counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWITD) Marijuana, PWITD THC Oil, Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses, Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses worth more than $10,000, 2 counts of Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS), Prohibited Acts involving Testosterone, Prohibited Acts Involving Winstrol, PWITD Cocaine, 2 counts of Prohibited Acts involving Drug Paraphernalia, and 2 counts of Sale, Distribution, or Possession of a Prescription Drug without a Prescription.
Kiebriana Avie, 21, was charged with 2 counts of PWITD Marijuana, PWITD THC Oil, Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses, Prohibited Acts involving Drug Paraphernalia, and Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a CDS.
Samuel Cockerham, 21, was charged with PWITD Marijuana and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies.

 The following evidence was recovered as a result of the investigation: 

1. 1533 THC Vape Cartridges, DEA street value of $153,000
2. 10,172 grams/ 22.3 pounds of Marijuana, DEA street value of $203,440
3. 146 units of Testosterone, DEA street value of $1,460
4. 2.2 grams of Cocaine, DEA street value of $440
5. 41 grams of THC wax street value of $4,100
6. $266,709.85 in U.S. currency
7. Several firearms, including handguns, shotguns and a rifle
8. Three vehicles, total value of $60,000