Yesterday New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk pled no contest to possession of marijuana. According to KATC, Faulk was given a misdemeanor summons in February for having "four marijuana cigars" at a Lil' Wayne concert at the Cajundome. Faulk contended the coat he was wearing was someone else's, and hence the weed wasn't his. He later passed a drug test. In court yesterday, the Carencro native had his five-month jail sentence suspended and was given a year of supervised probation. He will pay a $300 fine, court costs and a fee for a drug test. He will also have to perform 40 hours of community service lecturing to kids in Lafayette Parish on the ills of drug use and complete a substance abuse program in which he's already enrolled.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.