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A woman in Louisiana is in custody after police say she called them to her own drug deal because one of her alleged customers drew a gun on her.
Dana Bennett, 47, was arrested after she reported to police that Akeem Williams, 25, had a gun pointed at her, according to the New Iberia Police Department.
Bennett, of Jeanerette, Louisiana, allegedly told police that she was at an apartment complex on the 1300 Block of 20 Arpent Road in New Iberia — about 20 miles southeast of Lafayette — at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. She also reported that there were illegal narcotics inside the residence.
She did not tell police how the drugs got there.
“At the conclusion of the investigation, officers discovered the alleged victim initially delivered the suspected narcotics to the apartment,” police stated.
Both Williams and Bennett were both arrested.
Police said they obtained a search warrant for Williams' residence and found approximately two pounds of what appeared to be marijuana and two firearms inside the residence, according to their release.
“One of the occupants of the apartment was found to be a convicted felon, prohibited from possessing a firearm.”
Jail records show Williams, who was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail early Sunday morning, is charged with multiple offenses, including possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled substances and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Williams is being held on a $50,000 bond for each charge. He is also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, for which he is being held on $75,000 bond.
His other charges include obstruction of justice and a probation violation.
Jail records did not list Bennett’s charges, though police stated she was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. She was also booked into the Iberia Parish jail.
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