Woman at Center of Major Drug and Gun Bust in Lafayette

As Lafayette police and sheriff’s deputies continue to work to rid the Hub City of drugs — including the incredibly dangerous fentanyl — their latest drug arrest involves a young woman accused of possession of over $271,000 worth of drugs dollars and some guns.

Investigators targeted 216 Longview Drive in the city of Lafayette. Arriving at the residence, narcotics officers say they’ve made quite the find.

  • 1,216 grams of crystalline methamphetamine
  • 310 grams of marijuana
  • 109,263 milliliters (231 pints) of promethazine syrup
  • 4 suspected fentanyl pills
  • a Masterpiece Arms Defender 9MM pistol
  • a Glock Model 22 .40 caliber pistol
  • various drug paraphernalia

That’s a total street value of $271,172.00.

Jalyn Landry, photo by Lafayette Police Department

Jalyn Landry, photo by Lafayette Police Department

Lafayette police say 23-year-old Jalyn Landry is at the center of the bust. But she was not at the home when the search warrant was executed, so a warrant was issued for Landry’s arrest for the following offences:

  • RS 40:966A Possession of CDS Schedule I with intent to distribute (marijuana)
  • RS 40:966C possession of CDS Schedule I (Fentanyl)
  • RS 40:967A Possession of Schedule II CDS with intent to distribute (Crystal Methamphetamine)
  • RS 40:1060.13 Possession of Legendary Drug without Prescription with Intent to Distribute (Promethazine)
  • RS 40:1023 Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • 2 counts of RS 14:95E Illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance

Fentanyl has become a leading drug in an epidemic that claims over 100,000 lives each year, according to the CDC. The drug is often added to heroin without the person buying the drug being informed. The US Drug Enforcement Agency outlines how dangerous fentanyl has become:

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times more potent than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed to treat pain in cancer patients and was applied to the skin in the form of a patch. Due to its powerful opioid properties, fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency or to be disguised as high-potency heroin. Many users believe they are buying heroin but are unaware that they are buying fentanyl – which often leads to overdose deaths. Homemade fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico.

In the video below, CBC News shows how the painkiller became a public health crisis and why law enforcement officials across the country are fighting hard to get it off the streets.

The Story Behind Lafayette Street Names

We drive them every day. Some are smoother than others. Some we use more often than others. Some start, end and/or change names randomly. These are the streets of Lafayette. The names behind many of these streets have an interesting history. We take a look at where these names came from and the impact their namesakes had on the city and community.

Seven forgotten facts about Lafayette

The area now known as Downtown Lafayette was first settled 200 years ago. While the street grid of this original settlement is the same as it was then, the rest of the city has grown and changed exponentially. Let’s take a look at some of these changes by taking a look at some of the forgotten facts in Lafayette history.

Lafayette: 1981 vs 2021

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