A federal grand jury charged 12 people in Lafayette, St. Martin and Iberia parishes this week with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Acadiana, officials said.
Nine of the suspects are St. Martin Parish residents, including 37-year-old Jeremy David Hamlett, of Arnaudville, who was charged in 12 counts of the federal indictment, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley’s office.
The 15-count indictment by the federal grand jury in Lafayette alleges the crimes occurred from April until Wednesday.
Hamlett is charged with conspiracy to distribute meth, one count of distribution of meth and 10 counts of using a communication facility in interstate trafficking of the drugs.
Kevin Comeaux, 54, of Milton, was charged with one count each of conspiracy, distribution and using a communication facility. Jade L. Dupuis, 58, of Breaux Bridge, was charged with one count each of conspiracy and distribution.
The remaining nine defendants were each charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of using a communication facility: Lovelace L. Comeaux II, 53, of Lafayette; Darrell James Serrette II, 33, of Breaux Bridge; Jared Dupuis, 38, of Arnaudville; Elton Scroggins, 34, of Breaux Bridge; John S. Stutes, 44, of Breaux Bridge; Ronnie J. Touchet, 34, of Breaux Bridge; Travis Joseph Thibodeaux, 34, of Breaux Bridge; Matthew James Hebert, 42, of New Iberia; and Tucker Huval, 34, of Breaux Bridge.