A judge has set a $1.1 million dollar bond for a man who authorities arrested with a large package full of methamphetamine.

According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, their deputies along with Homeland Security and New Iberia Police intercepted a package before it went to a home located on Johnson Alley.

Special Investigations Unit
Photo courtesy of Iberia Sheriff's Office

The package was found to have ten pounds of meth in it with a street value of $150,000. The package was then allowed to be delivered to the address.

A search warrant was provided for the search of a vehicle of interest surrounding this investigation and the package along with Jaron Mitchell was taken into custody.

Jaron MItchell
Photo courtesy of Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office

Authorities arrested the 29-year-old man and he was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II (Meth)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I (Marijuana)
  • Second or Subsequent Offense
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Monies Derived from Drug Sales
  • Violation of a Drug-Free Zone

Officials say they made the arrest today. They also recovered an ounce of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and $591.


Mitchell's bond was set at $1.1 million.

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