Oct 4, 2013 4:25 PM by Ian Auzenne
Three men are behind bars following separate undercover drug investigations.
Deputies say 34-year-old Fernando Ben agreed to sell drugs to an undercover agent. Ben was taken into custody shortly thereafter. He faces several several drug charges, including distribution of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of pills.
A second investigation led to the arrest of 27-year-old Shanthony Bessard. Agents say they saw Bessard purchase drugs out of his car. Bessard allegedly led police on a car chase before getting out of his car and running away from officers. Bessard was arrested a short time later at a local business.
A third investigation led to the arrest of 25-year-old James Walter Jones, Jr., on meth possession charges.
Ben and Jones have been released on bond. Bessard remains in the Vermilion Parish Jail.