37-year-old Michael BJ O'Bryan, Jr. of Abbeville has been arrested after Maurice Police responded to a local business where a woman was alleged to have been kidnapped.

According to a press release, Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon (whose office assisted in the case) says O'Bryan tried to get away on foot but was quickly taken into custody. His vehicle was then searched and drugs and a firearm was found by police.

O'Bryan has been charged with the following:

  • Possession of Schedule I, (Marijuana)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I , (MDMA)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II, (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Transactions Involving Drug Proceeds

More charges on O’Bryan are expected as the investigation continues.

Also, two Abbeville men and a Kaplan man have been arrested after a traffic stop led to a drug bust.

Authorities say it happened on Monday when Task Force agents say they noticed a vehicle driving in a reckless manner. After the vehicle was pulled over, a large amount of marijuana and two firearms were located. The three men face the following charges:

  • Christopher Vidalier, (dob: 9-10-1990 of Kaplan), charged with Possession of Schedule I, (Marijuana), and Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
  • Zachery Marceaux, (dob: 6-7-2000 of Abbeville), was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I, (Marijuana), Possession of a Firearm in Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Gage Marceaux, (dob: 4-22-2002 of Abbeville), was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.