Bunkie police seizes nearly $60,000 in street value drugs

Published: Apr. 5, 2021 at 8:04 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 10:55 PM CDT
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BUNKIE, La. (KALB) - When people scroll through the Bunkie Police Department’s Facebook page, they will see tons of narcotics arrests. The arrests include a variety of illegal substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and meth.

“It’s a mixture of everything,” said Scott Ferguson, the Police Chief of Bunkie. “A lot of it is a high-grade weed [and] hydroponic weed. These vape pens now, the THC vape pens, we are finding heroin, meth, and some cocaine and crack.”

“It’s certainly a problem because of fentanyl,” said Charlie Riddle, the District Attorney for Avoyelles Parish. “Quite a few people are dying from taking these drugs with fentanyl in them.”

According to Ferguson, the department seized nearly $60,000 in street value drugs, and they’ve confiscated almost $15,000-$20,000 in cash.

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