A Breaux Bridge man is facing a laundry list of drug and firearm charges following a drug bust Tuesday.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's spokeswoman Maj. Ginny Higgins said 31-year-old Kyle Jean-Batiste was arrested after undercover narcotics agent purchased marijuana from him.

The sheriff's office received reports of suspected illegal drug activity which prompted the investigation and i=undercover operation.

Agents recovered additional drugs from Jean-Batists's home on Ninth Street in Breaux Bridge. The recovered loot included: total of nearly two pounds of marijuana; a handgun with obliterated serial numbers, amphetamine tablets; and hydrocodone pills. The residence is located in three separate drug-free zones.

A vehicle was also seized during the investigation, after it was discovered to have been utilized to deliver and facilitate the sale of marijuana.

Kyle Jean Batiste Mugshot (SMSO Photo)
Kyle Jean Batiste Mugshot (SMSO Photo)

Jean-Batiste, a previously convicted felon, was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the following charges:

  • Distribution of Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)
  • Possession of Schedule II CDS (Amphetamine)
  • Possession of Schedule III CDS (Hydrocodone)
  • Violation of uniform CDS law; drug free zone (3 counts)
  • Possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS
  • Possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies
  • Possession of a firearm with obliterated serial numbers
  • Criminal Conspiracy


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