Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested a man and woman for alleged drug violations on May 5 in Lafayette Parish.
Agents arrested Sean N. Covington, 43, of Rayne, for possession of schedule II narcotics, possession of schedule IV narcotics, gross littering, a traffic bench warrant for expired plate and driving under suspension, a misdemeanor bench warrant for theft, and a felony bench warrant for theft over $750 to under $5000. Agents also arrested Amanda D. Bergeron, 31, of Rayne, for a felony fugitive warrant of theft over $750 to under $5000.
Agents were notified about a littering site. While investigating the litter pile, agents found information that linked Covington as the suspected dumper.
Agents were able to perform a traffic stop on Covington and it was confirmed that Covington had three warrants for his arrest in Lafayette Parish. While conducting a pat down of Covington, the agents found a bottle of pills containing 37 Lortabs and 36 Xanex.
Upon running the information on Bergeron, who was a passenger in the vehicle, agents learned that Bergeron was a fugitive from Lafayette Parish and had an active warrant for her arrest.
Illegal possession of a schedule II and schedule IV drug each brings one to five years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine for each offense. Gross littering carries up to a $900 fine and 16 hours of community service to be served in a litter abatement program.
Agents booked Covington and Bergeron into the Lafayette Parish Jail.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov.