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Lockport man found with narcotics and thousands in cash

Lockport man found with narcotics and thousands in cash

Narcotics agents were traveling in the area of Comeaux Drive in Lockport at around 5:20 p.m. Saturday, June 30, when they observed Brian Curole, 23, of Lockport, driving on the street.

Knowing Curole to have an active warrant for his arrest, agents turned around to make contact with him.

Curole parked his vehicle in a driveway and ran inside a residence. Before going inside, agents observed Curole discard something in the backyard of the residence. Agents established a perimeter outside the residence, and after a few minutes, Curole surrendered without further incident.

As Curole was taken into custody, agents noticed he had a large amount of cash in his possession. Agents also searched the backyard and discovered over 16 grams of marijuana and more than 80 doses of Xanax (alprazolam). Curole admitted to agents the narcotics belonged to him. Agents seized the drugs as well as nearly $3,500 in cash.

Curole was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on the Contempt of Court warrant. He was also charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Xanax and Marijuana, Obstruction of Justice, and Resisting an Officer. His bond is set at $67,500.