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Convicted Felon Found In Possession Of Illegal Drugs And Firearms

Convicted Felon Found In Possession Of Illegal Drugs And Firearms

Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros announced the arrest of a convicted felon found in illegal possession of drugs and firearms. Brent Michael Tye, 31, of 314 Barrilleaux Street in Lockport was arrested during a routine probation check.

Just before 8 p.m. on Monday, February 23, Lockport Police officers were called to the Tye’s Lockport residence as agents with Louisiana Probation and Parole were conducting a routine check. Upon their arrival, agents discovered Tye exiting a vehicle in which they found two loaded handguns. Agents also found a third firearm, which had been altered so that the serial numbers were no longer visible, and Tye admitted to officers that the firearms belonged to him.

Tye was also found to be in possession of two bags containing several suspected klonopin pills, as well as small amounts of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana.

Tye was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with possession with intent to distribute klonopin (clonazepam), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm with an obliterated number, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana.

His bond had not yet been set at the time of this release, but he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.