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Dual Search Warrants - Tuesday, September 25, 2018

DATE:             TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS


BERTRANDVILLE Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Christopher Joseph Skidmore, 24, of 114 Skidmore Street, Bertrandville, La, on multiple drug and firearms violations after agents and deputies executed two search warrants on Monday evening.

As part of an expansive and broadening narcotics distribution and trafficking investigation, agents were able to identify Christopher Skidmore as a major distributor of a number of illegal drugs.  Agents developed intelligence over a period of time linking Christopher Skidmore to the illegal drug trade and secured search warrants for properties occupied and frequented by Skidmore.

As a result of the execution of search warrants at both residences, 114 Skidmore Street and 114 Jacobs Street, a vehicle Skidmore operates, as well as on his person, a quantity of various illegal drugs, firearms, assorted paraphernalia and a significant amount of U.S. currency was seized.

Christopher Skidmore was arrested, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on counts of:

            *Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

            *Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute

            *Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

            *Possession of Hydrocodone with Intent to Distribute

            *Possession of Clonazepam

            *Illegal Possession of Firearms in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances

            *Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

            *Possession of Meth-Amphetamine with Intent to Distribute

Skidmore remains in the parish jail pending a bond hearing.


For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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