'Duct Tape' movie director arrested after 13 years on the run

'Duct Tape' movie director arrested after 13 years on the run

CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) - Authorities in the New Orleans area nabbed a suspected drug dealing fugitive, who is also a film director, more than 13 years after his arrest.

Rene Fabre, 42, of New Orleans, was arrested in March 2003 in St. Bernard Parish. Officers seized 34 pounds of marijuana, 3.5 grams of methamphetamine along with a half-dosage of methadone, according to Sheriff James Pohlmann.

The sheriff's office was tipped off after Fabre posted information about his latest film, "Duct Tape," on social media.

It is billed as a gritty look at 20-something year-old drug dealers on the streets of New Orleans. Fabre is also known for his work on the films Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Terminator Genisys (2015) and Focus (2015), according to imdb.com.

Fabre was living in Chalmette at the time he was arrested.

He missed court appearances on drug charges and bench warrants were issued for his arrest, but he was not found at the time.

After Hurricane Katrina devastated the parish, Fabre disappeared, Pohlmann said.

Someone saw the social media post and alerted the sheriff's office. Deputies alerted U.S. Marshals and Fabre was taken into custody.

Pohlmann said the evidence in the case is still in custody and the charges remain.

Fabre is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison on $750,000 bond.

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