Officers responded to a Tribal business in reference to a possible theft.

Investigators found narcotics and learned that the subjects had damaged the property.

With the help of the K-9 unit and search warrants, the following narcotics were found:

  • 87 grams of Methamphetamine
  • 200.2 grams of Marijuana
  • 9 grams of Cocaine
  • 60 grams of Hash Oil.

The approximate street value of all the narcotics is $13,480.00.

The following people were arrested on several charges.

Travis Tripkovich (30)

  • possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Methamphetamine)
  • possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Cocaine)
  • possession with intent to distribute schedule I (Marijuana)
  • possession with intent to distribute schedule I (Hash oil),
  • possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous subject.

He was transported to the parish jail.

Bethany Montero (23)

  • criminal damage to property
  • possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Methamphetamine)
  • possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Cocaine)
  • possession with intent to distribute schedule I (Marijuana)
  • possession with intent to distribute schedule I (Hash oil)
  • possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous subject.

She was transported to the parish jail.

The investigation is still ongoing.  The Chitimacha Tribal Police asks for anyone with information on this crime or any other crime to contact the Police Department at (337) 923-4964.

If you have information and wish to remain anonymous, you can email reportit@chitimacha.gov email address posted on the department website or by calling the “Silent Witness” phone number at (337)-923-4205.