Film director booked for possessing 34 lbs. of marijuana 13 years ago

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ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. (WGNO) – A film director wanted for 13 years in St. Bernard Parish for having 34 pounds of marijuana was arrested last week after posting on social media that he was in New Orleans to screen a low-budget film.

According to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, Rene Fabre, 42, was living in Chalmette in 2003 when he was arrested for allegedly possessing 34 pounds of marijuana, about three-and-a-half grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of methadone.

Rene Fabre photo courtesy the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office
Rene Fabre photo courtesy the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office

Fabre missed subsequent court appearances, and there have been bench warrants for his arrest since 2003.

Last week, someone tipped off narcotics officers in St. Bernard about Fabre being in town to screen “Duct Tape,” described as a “gritty look at 20-something-year-old drug dealers on the streets of New Orleans,” the sheriff’s office said.

He was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Office on May 20.

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