Lake Charles, LA –
On April 27, detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) along with the CPSO Anti-Crime and Tactical Team (ACT-Team) executed a search warrant at the home of McQuinton D. Simon Sr., 37, and Jasmine Bordelon, 30, both of 2156 11th Street, Lake Charles, after an investigation revealed possible incidents of drug activity at the home. Upon execution of the warrant detectives located Simon and Bordelon at the home along with a small child.
During a search of the home detectives located approximately 231 ecstasy/MDMA tablets, 1 pound of synthetic marijuana, 4.55 grams of marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia. Detectives also seized $1,896 believed to be illegal proceeds from drug transactions. The total estimated street value of the illegal narcotics seized from the home is $2,000.
Simon and Bordelon were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of CDS I with intent to distribute (ecstasy); possession of CDS I with intent to distribute (synthetic marijuana); possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; money laundering transaction involving proceeds of criminal activity; and illegal use of a CDS in the presence of a juvenile. Simon was additionally charged with obstruction of justice due to him destroying evidence while detectives executed the search warrant.
Judge Tony Fazzio set Simon’s bond at $103,000 and Bordelon’s bond at $31,000. Bordelon was released on bond the following day.
On May 3, detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) conducted an investigation at 4101 5th Avenue apartment #6107 in Lake Charles in reference to citizen complaints of drug activity at the residence. When deputies arrived at the apartment they made contact with the resident, Duane K. Huntsberry, 23, who is a convicted felon.
While speaking with Huntsberry and conducting their initial investigation detectives obtained enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for the home. Upon execution of the warrant detectives located 745 milliliters of promethazine, 8 oxycodone pills, 2 hydrocodone pills, 7 alprazolam tablets, and 1.5 pounds of marijuana. Detectives also seized a Troy AR .223 caliber pistol along with a loaded magazine containing 29 rounds of .223 caliber ammunition and an additional 171 rounds of .223 caliber ammunition. The estimated street value of the illegal narcotics seized from the home is $12,000.
Huntsberry was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of CDS I with intent to distribute; 2 counts of possession of CDS II; possession of CDS IV; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS. Judge Mike Canaday set his bond at $167,500.