Duson Police Conduct Casino Narcotics Operation; Two Arrested

Duson Police Chief Kip Judice is reporting the arrest of two men in the early morning hours of Sunday March 7, 2021 for their involvement in a narcotics investigation conducted in the Town of Duson, these arrests are part of a month long operation.

The men arrested were identified as Joshua Menard and Travis Griffin both of Duson. Menard is being held in the Acadia Parish Jail on charges of Possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamines, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia pending a $40,000.00 bond. Griffin was released from custody on a bond of $3,500.00 for Possession of Methamphetamines, however Griffin is facing additional charges and an arrest for the new charges are pending review by the District Attorney’s Office.

The arrests are part of ongoing effort to eradicate the dangerous drugs including Methamphetamines, Fentanyl and Heroin from the Duson Casinos during the late night and early morning hours. Chief Judice reports that users of these drugs have become frequent visitors of the truck stop casinos in the Duson community and their presence is inviting to the drug dealers. Judice said in a release “it is our duty to keep our community safe and we shall utilize all resources to rid our town of these dangerous illegal drugs”.

Assisting in this investigation were members of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, Duson Police and Casino Management. Partnering with our law enforcement officers and the business sector makes the Duson Police a stronger unit, this collaboration will continue until these criminals are locked up or change their ways.

The cases are being forwarded to the 15th Judicial District Attorney Donald Landry for prosecution, another critical link in the chain for law and order in our community.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are likely in the coming days and weeks.

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