OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY)– Officials with the Opelousas Police department say a man was arrested early Wednesday morning after officers found him violating the city’s curfew.
According to OPD, just before 1:00 A.M. officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Boisdore and Colliard Streets.
During an interview with the driver, 22-year-old Devante Benjiman, officers say they detected a strong smell of marijuana.
A search resulted in officers finding marijuana, crack cocaine, hydrocodone and oxycodone pills.
Benjiman was placed under arrest and booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on the following charges:
- Possession of Schedule I Drugs,
- (2) counts of Possession of Schedule II Drugs
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs
- Curfew Violation- Disaster Incident (14:329.6)
The Opelousas Police Department wants to express to its citizens the urgency of staying home during the current crisis to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.