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Man arrested after accidentally texting officer about drug deal

7 months 1 week 2 days ago Monday, January 09 2017 Jan 9, 2017 January 09, 2017 2:42 PM January 09, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

PIERRE PART - Assumption Parish police arrested a drug dealer Monday after he mistakenly texted an officer details about a crystal meth delivery.

An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy received a misdirected message from Dwayne Hebert, 39, in reference to a drug deal in Pierre Part. The officer played along and agreed to meet Hebert at the pre-determined location. 

The deputy then mobilized the Narcotics Division to assist with an arrest.

Police arrested Hebert once he arrived at the location and transported him to the parish detention center. Deputies also seized a quantity of meth and two firearms.

Police booked Hebert for possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of meth with intent to distribute and two counts of resisting an officer. Hebert is jailed and awaits a bond hearing.

Hebert was previously arrested in November for operating a meth lab out of a boat. He was out on a $90,000 bond for those charges.

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