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C.A.T. Team arrests Lake Charles man for drugs, stolen property

Jesse P. Venable
Jesse P. Venable
CPSO

On September 26, 2013, detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T. Team) executed a search warrant at the home of Jesse P. Venable, 22, 3535 Knight Lane, Lake Charles, after an investigation revealed possible incidents of drug activity at the home.

During the search of the home, detectives located marijuana, Xanax pills, 6 firearms which included two shotguns, two handguns, a revolver and an AR-15, all of which have recently been reported stolen, 2 stolen Harley Davidson motorcycles, two postal digital scales and drug paraphernalia.

Venable was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of CDS I (marijuana) with intent to distribute; possession of CDS IV (Xanax) with intent to distribute; 6 counts of possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS; 2 counts of possession of stolen firearms; 2 counts of possession of stolen things over $1,500; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Judge David Ritchie has set his bond at $315,000.