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‘These people are animals:’ Livingston Parish man sentenced to 50 years in prison for distributing fentanyl

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A Livingston Parish man will spend the following 50 years in prison after he was sentenced for distributing fentanyl capsules.

According to District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, Colton Boudreaux, 22, pleaded responsible to two counts of distribution of fentanyl and one rely of getting into contraband right into a penal establishment.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office started an investigation in July that led to a seizure of over $37,000 in money and over 2200 fentanyl tablets that appeared to be disguised by their markings as oxycodone. Sheriff Jason Ard stated they obtained a number of ideas indicating that Boudreaux had been distributing giant quantities of pressed fentanyl capsules, in and round Livingston Parish.

Boudreaux can also be the identical person who plead responsible to a lethal drug deal gone fallacious in January 2021.

After Boudreaux was sentenced, Ard issued a stern warning to anyone else that’s caught pushing fentanyl across the parish.

“I would like to see these drug dealers get a minimum of 50 years for dealing these types of drugs,” Ard stated. “I’d like to see us bring back 99 years for heroin, because it’s killing people. This is ridiculous.”

The Capital Region has seen a growth in fentanyl-related deaths, and people like Brad Barber have seen sufficient.

“These people are animals. Anyone who would intentionally sell fentanyl to an individual should be locked up and should not be allowed to be around the public because they know they’re going to kill somebody,” Barber stated.

Barber and his firm H&E Equipment just lately invested $100,000 to seed an consciousness marketing campaign round fentanyl and different opioids.

(*50*) hopes this can lead to people getting the assistance they want and clear the streets up.

“It’s going to kill you. If you use fentanyl, it’s not if it’s when, and in many cases it’s the first time,” Barber stated.

But in order to do this, Sheriff Ard stated they want extra assist from our lawmakers.

“We’ve got to uphold our legislatures. They’re going to have to do better with these laws. They’re going to have to help us. Granted, there are a lot who are helping, but we need more,” Ard stated.

(*50*) stated it should take plenty of work and a joint effort to do it.

“Look, hats off again to my District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, they did a fantastic job on this case, but in law enforcement, you have to give them a good case in order to make these convictions. So, again, this is not just with us, this is throughout our state. We have to do better with these things, and we will do better,” Ard stated.

If you’ve got any data that might assist police in another investigations, you may name CrimeStoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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