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LFT Tactical Narcotics Team Makes Historic Narcotics Seizure

Dec 30, 2019 05:16PM ● By Flint Zerangue, Sr.

(Lafayette, La.) Lafayette Police Department Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) makes historic bust, seizing the largest amount of Methamphetamine in Lafayette history.

On Saturday afternoon, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle in the city limits of Lafayette. Upon investigation, TNT officers seized 23 pounds of Methamphetamine having a DEA street value of $2,083,000.00, along with 248 Vials of THC Oil valued at $24,800.00 during a traffic stop in Lafayette Parish. 

The driver of the vehicle, Vickie M. Watson, a female from Kentucky, was placed under arrest for Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS (Meth) and Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I CDS (THC Oil) along with a traffic violation. 

According to Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard, "...[the bust] can be attributed to good investigative technique and also the officers' keen ability to spot these types of things when they see them--it's just another example of the fine work the Lafayette Police Tactical Narcotics Team accomplishes routinely. I'm very proud of those guys, they're doing great work--and anytime you can take illegal drugs off the streets, it's a good thing for the community." 

TNT is made up of highly trained and exceptionally motivated investigators who specialize in reducing drug trafficking or any drug-related crimes by enforcing the controlled substance laws of Louisiana. TNT investigators will continue the fight against illegal drug activity in the City of Lafayette to assure a safer environment.