More fatal fentanyl has been taken off the streets following an undercover narcotics operation conducted by Lafayette Police.

According to a press release, 27-year-old Joseph Linton Robicheaux of Breaux Bridge has been a target of investigators for a few months. In May, drug agents say they actually negotiated a drug deal with Joseph, who allegedly proved the officers Methamphetamine for money.

Fast forward to August 31st, Lafayette Police officers then pulled Robicheaux over during a traffic stop in the city limits. That's when officers say they found marijuana and fentanyl on Robicheaux in the vehicle.

Robicheaux has been charged with Possession of Schedule I and Schedule II Narcotics. He now sits in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.


St. Martinville Man Sentenced for Mailing Meth to Girlfriend in Lafayette

Meanwhile, a sentence of over 12 years in prison was handed down to a St. Martinville man after he was convicted of mailing methamphetamine to his girlfriend in Lafayette over three years ago.

The package contained approximately 1,858 grams - or 4 pounds - of methamphetamine. It was confirmed by the Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory for analysis.

(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Agents say the girlfriend later admitted to them that she had been dating Butler and he had been sending packages to her home. That day, as a matter of fact, he sent her a text message that the package would be delivered to her residence.

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