As per Chief Hal Hutchinson:
On 10-18-20, officers with the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department were conducting routine patrols when a suspicious vehicle was observed. Sitting inside the vehicle was the driver and a front-seat passenger. As officers approached the vehicle, it appeared the driver had a loaded firearm in his lap, along with methamphetamine and cocaine.
Once the handgun was secured, the occupants were taken into custody. Further investigation revealed the car, a 2016 Porche Caymen S, was stolen from Lafayette.
The driver of the car was identified as Abraham Barriga Martinez, 24-years-old, East Vermillion Street, Lafayette. He was charged with possession of schedule II (Cocaine), possession of schedule II (Methamphetamine), possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts), and illegal possession of stolen things (stolen car).
The passenger was identified as Crystal Renee Rubin, 36-years-old, Belgium, Lafayette. She was charged with possession of schedule II (Methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony warrants from Acadia Parish for theft of a debit card and identity theft.
Once both were processed at the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department, they were booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail for the above-listed charges.