Investigators with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two people in a drug bust that happened on Thursday, March 3rd, in the 200 block of Ira Street in Carencro.

200 block of Ira Street, google street view
200 block of Ira Street, google street view
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According to a press release from LPSO, more than a pound of the "highly potent and potentially fatal drug" Fentanyl, 2.8 grams of Heroin, 3.2 grams of Methamphetamine, 13.3 grams of Marijuana, a digital scale containing Fentanyl residue and a handful of tablets were seized as deputies took these devastating drugs off the streets.

Fentanyl has become a leading drug in an epidemic that takes over 100,000 lives each year, according to the CDC. The drug is often added to heroin without it being disclosed to the person buying the drug. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency outlines how dangerous fentanyl has become:

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin. Because of its powerful opioid properties, Fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or be disguised as highly potent heroin. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico.

 

In the video below, CBC News gives you a visual of how the painkiller became a public health crisis and why law enforcement officers across the country are fighting hard to get it off the streets.

John Guidry, mugshot via LPSO
John Guidry, mugshot via LPSO
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43-year-old John Guidry was arrested and faces the following charges:

  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute (PWITD) Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS)
  • Monies Derived from Transactions Involving Drug Proceeds and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Lori Faulk, mugshot via LPSO
Lori Faulk, mugshot via LPSO
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39-year-old Lori Faulk was arrested and faces the following charges:

  • PWITD Schedule I CDS, Possession of Schedule I CDS (2 counts)
  • Possession of Schedule II CDS
  • Monies Derived from Transactions Involving Drug Proceeds and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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