Feb 1, 2014 12:29 PM by katc
The first significant arrest in light of the recent violence attributed to illegal drugs was made last night by the Opelousas Police Department. Police say last night, a team of officers specificially designed to high crime areas approached a vehicle on Truman Street. Officers say they found over $500 in cash, Hydro-Marijuana, 32 ounces of Promethazine Codeine Syrup concealed in a 32 ounce Gatorade bottle in Antonio Rideau, Junior's vehicle.
Police say the drugs seized represent a combine street value of approximately $1200.00. Rideau, 27 years old, was taken into custody and booked for traffic violation, poss. w/intent to distribute schedule I drug, poss of w/intent to distribute schedule V drug, and proceeds derived from drug offenses. Rideau will go before a magistrate Monday morning.