A man wanted in Terrebonne Parish has been arrested and taken into custody following a joint operation by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office.

Brett Gabriel Jr., 28, was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Terrebonne. He now faces new charges in Lafourche after a search of his residence turned up guns, drugs and cash.

Detectives in Terrebonne Parish obtained a warrant for the suspect's arrest for illegal purchase of a firearm by a convicted felon using fake ID, as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and identity theft.

Through investigation, authorities learned of a residence in the 300 block of St. Charles Bypass Road in Thibodaux in which the suspect was associated.

LPSO detectives obtained a search warrant for that residence, and detectives from both parishes arrived at the residence on July 19, taking Gabriel into custody. A search was then done of the residence, and authorities found three firearms, fake driver's licenses, drugs and cash.

Narcotics agents responded to the residence to assist and obtained an additional search warrant in reference to the narcotics.

Agents seized approximately 92 grams of suspected marijuana, 763 doses of Xanax, 34 doses of Adderall, 7 bottles of Promethazine with Codeine, $2,080 in cash, as well as drug paraphernalia and surveillance equipment.

Gabriel was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. He was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule V Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, as well as Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Xanax. Bail is set at $215,500. He is also being held for Terrebonne Parish on the aforementioned warrants.

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