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Authorities respond to drug bust Tuesday afternoon

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A man wanted on warrants in the 15th Judicial District Court was arrested here in Ville Platte Tuesday afternoon on the 200 block of Roderick Street.
Jahmal Byers was taken into custody as part of what was described as a major drug bust. Officers from Louisiana State Police and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Narcotics Task Force were involved in the arrest.
Residents of the quiet neighborhood reported that they had seen officers since lunch time at the home where Byers was located. Officers blew out the front door and began to comb through evidence that led to the arrest.
Byers was transported to the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office where he bonded out of jail on charges of Distribution of Schedule II and Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II.

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