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ictured is James Navarre, who was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute schedule II narcotics. (Photos courtesy of the Mamou Police Department)

Mamou police continues its War on Drugs

The Mamou Police Department, on Wednesday, made another arrest in connection with illegal substances as the town continues its War on Drugs.
Chief of Police Brent Zackery, in a press release, said, “On September 4, 2019, at approximately 10 p.m., officers with the Mamou Police Department were advised of drug trafficking by individuals riding bicycles in the area of South Street and 9th Street.”
The press release continued as follows: “While officers were patrolling the area, two unknown males were observed riding bicycles, turning onto South Street from 9th Street. Officers observed the males committing traffic violations for bicyclists and were immediately stopped. While on the stop, officers observed one of the males appear to be very nervous and fidgety. Officers then conducted a pat down on these individuals for their safety. During this pat down, one of the males, who was identified as James Navarre, was found to be in possession of over 15 grams of meth. Navarre is currently being held at the Mamou Police Department on a bond of $7,500 for possession with the intent to distribute schedule II narcotics.”
Chief Zackery would like to commend his officers for a job well done against the War on Drugs. Chief Zackery is sending a message to anyone who attempts to deal drugs within the Town of Mamou, “We will not tolerate it.”
Anyone with any information on drug activity is encouraged to contact the Mamou Police Department at 337-468-5221 or through social media.

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