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Eunice City Marshal Terry Darbonne, right, talks about the drug bust that discovered a substance believed to be “gray death,” a lethal blend of heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogs. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Alex Junior Simien

Potent ‘gray death’ drug seized

A toxic blend of heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogs called “gray death” was discovered during a traffic stop by Eunice City Marshal Deputy Marcus Bergeron on Wednesday, according to City Marshal Terry Darbonne.
The stop was made about 2 p.m. Wednesday for a seat belt violation on East Laurel Avenue.
A news release said the passenger, identified as Alex Junior Simien, 41, of the 300 block of Wesdale Lane, Crowley, fled from the stop near the Eunice Inn.
Darbonne said Semien was caught a few blocks away and taken back to the site of the stop.

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St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
February 6
Shannon Nicole Ortego, 40, Homeless, Washington. Bench warrant, off bond. Arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Ledaydrick Kerchon Ferguson, 27, 700 block of Foster Street, Opelousas. Possession with intent to distribute schedule II CDS, obstruction of justice, transactions involving money from drug proceeds, bench warrant (2 counts). Arrested by Opelousas Police.

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Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
February 6
05:22 Two subject banging on glass broke into apartment at Divine Providence.
08:18 Disturbance in the 100 block of North 8th.
15:48 Lobby complaint about identity theft.
16:34 Shoplifting at Walmart.
17:42 Caller said woman is selling bad meth in the 400 block of West Magnolia.
19:16 Wreck on front of Walmart. One vehicle in the field.

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465 Aymond St.
Eunice, LA 70535
Phone: 337-457-3061
Fax: 337-457-3122