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Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Special Investigations Unit Arrest Known Drug Dealer


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On March 14th, 2022, Specialists with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Special Investigations Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 9000 block of Longside Rd. The driver of the vehicle, Felix Walters, was the target of an ongoing narcotics investigation and had been identified as a narcotics dealer in Iberia Parish.
A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of the following narcotics, all packaged for sale:
• 24.5g methamphetamine
• 14g crack cocaine
• 17g marijuana
• 88 MDMA pills weighing a total of 15.5g
• $672 in US Currency
• Numerous items of drug paraphernalia
Specialists then applied for and were granted a search warrant for Felix Walters’ residence, located in the 200 block of Charity Street in Delcambre. Upon arrival at the residence Specialists made contact with Maranda Melancon. After executing the search warrant at the residence Specialists recovered the following from inside the home:
• 58g marijuana
• 8 Suboxone strips
• Approximately 300 MDMA pills weighing a total of 51.4g
• Numerous items of drug paraphernalia
The narcotics recovered has a combined street value of more than $10,000.
At the conclusion of the investigation the following arrests were made:
Felix Walters (male, 40 years old)
LA RS 40:966A.1 Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I (Marijuana)
LA RS 40:966A.1 Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I (MDMA)
LA RS 40:967A.1 Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II (Methamphetamine)
LA RS 40:967A.1 Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II (Crack Cocaine)
LA RS 40:968.1 Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule III (Suboxone)
LA RS 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
LA RS 40:1041 Monies Derived from Drug Proceeds
Maranda Melancon (female, 32 years old):
LA RS 40:966C Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana)
LA RS 40:966C Possession of Schedule I (MDMA)
LA RS 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Both were booked into the Iberia Parish Jail. No bond has been set at this time

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