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Jun 17, 2014 4:58 PM by KATC

Lafayette man accidentally turns himself in to Jennings police for heroin distribution

The Jennings Police Department has made an arrest in what officials are calling the first known case of heroin distribution in at least 20 years.

Jennings Police Chief Todd D'Albor said the investigation began roughly four months ago, when detectives got word of a Lafayette man who was living in Jennings and selling oxycodone.

Detectives later learned that heroin was also being sold. Undercover officers were able to purchase both heroin and oxycodone from the suspect, 23-year-old Shywone Gold of Lafayette.

At 3 a.m. Saturday, Jennings Police, with the help of a Lake Charles Police Department SWAT team, searched the residence when the Gold was not home and found a small amount of heroin.

Later that day, Gold went to the Jennings Police Department to file a complaint about damage to the entrance of his residence in the 600 block of South Main Street. According to police, the damage was from the drug raid earlier that day.

D'Albor said the two or three grams recovered by police indicates that the drug bust took place in the beginning stages of the heroin distribution.

Gold was arrested for distribution of heroin and three counts of distribution of oxycodone.

"We feel that we hit it on the starting point," D'Albor said. "This is something that we'll take a hard stance on. We'll dig it at its root."

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