Kaland Joseph Dean

Kaland Joseph Dean

A new joint venture between the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and the Lafayette Police Department netted a significant drug bust Thursday in Lafayette, law enforcement officials said Friday

Agents with the "Street Team," a collaboration of the Lafayette Police Department and Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested Kaland Joseph Dean, 28, of Lafayette, on eight drug and weapons offenses during a traffic stop near Louisiana Avenue and Carmel Drive.

Joseph was found with nearly $35,000 in cash and drugs, a .40-caliber pistol and 10 rounds of ammunition, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The Street Team, formed July 1, is a component of the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force, which includes the Sheriff's Office and Police Department.