Sheriff: Drug dealer arrested at fair

Published 9:24 am Monday, October 21, 2019

A suspected drug dealer was arrested at the Washington Parish Free Fair late in the evening of Thursday, Oct. 17, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, WPSO Drug Task Force detectives located a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle in one of the parking areas on the north side of the fairgrounds, Haley said.

The occupant of the vehicle, Kelvin Paul Dunn, 44, a resident of Montecino Road in Bush, was arrested without incident on charges of possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $50,000. The following day, he met the conditions of his bond and was released.

When detectives searched Dunn’s person and vehicle, they discovered a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, a quantity of unknown drugs, and over $12,000 in currency, Haley said. All items were seized for evidence.

“The very act of bringing illegal narcotics to the fairgrounds for sale sickens me,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “Kudos to the concerned citizen who alerted us to this man and to our narcotics detectives who quickly located and apprehended him.

We have zero tolerance for anyone who brings illegal narcotics to the fair for any reason, whether for personal use or otherwise.”