Guns, drugs and multiple homemade explosives found in New Iberia

The police response to a car crash in New Iberia on Friday morning (May 10) turned into a major security operation after police discovered explosives following the recovery of firearms and drugs. According to KLFY News 10, the incident began near the Teche Motel on Fontelieu Drive, just off East Main Street.

Capt. Leland Laseter of the New Iberia Police Department said KLFY officers were called to the scene just before 7 a.m. when they found a vehicle that had crashed in a ditch. The driver, identified as 38-year-old Beau Broussard, was subsequently arrested after a search of his car revealed multiple firearms and drugs.

The investigation quickly escalated when police obtained a search warrant for two rooms at the nearby Teche Motel, but no additional contraband was found there. Attention then turned to two neighboring houses, one of which belonged to Broussard. It was in one of these residences that the police came across suspicious homemade explosives, which resulted in the immediate evacuation of the area.

KLFY notes that authorities, including specialists from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Louisiana State Police, worked diligently into the night to safely remove the explosives. By 8 p.m., additional devices had been found and neutralized.

Broussard now faces multiple charges related to the drugs and weapons found. See the full updated story here via KLFY News 10.

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