Three From Louisiana Arrested For Allegedly Selling Stolen Crawfish Valued at $12k and Possession of Drugs
Jeff Davis Parish, Louisiana – Three people from Louisiana have been arrested for allegedly selling stolen crawfish valued at $12,000 and possession of drugs.
The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office stated on May 15, 2023, that on May 13, deputies were summoned to an address in Welsh, Louisiana’s 11100 Block of David Road in relation to a narcotics complaint and theft.
A farmer alleged that his workers were found with narcotics and were selling the farmer’s crawfish after work without his permission or knowledge.
Deputies arrested Erasmo Armenta Atondo, 31, of Maurice, Louisiana for possession of CDS II and Theft, Miguel Angel Garcia, 28, of Welsh, Louisiana for possession of CDS II and Theft, and Jesus Salvador, 27 of Welsh, Louisiana for Theft.
According to authorities, the farmer estimated the theft of crawfish to be valued near $12,000.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
About Jeff Davis Parish: Jeff Davis Parish is situated in the southwestern area of Louisiana. It encompasses five incorporated towns: Elton, Fenton, Jennings, Lake Arthur, and Welsh, plus a variety of unincorporated areas like Barnsdall, Buller, China, Coverdale, Edna, Foremans Hall, Hathaway, Lacassine, and Raymond. Interstate 10 runs east-west through the center of the parish, granting it access to local markets. The five incorporated towns the parish is made up of are great sources of economic activity.