OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KTVE/KARD) — The Ouachita Parish Sherriff office, Metro Narcotics, and several local agencies conducted a warrant sweep. According to a release from Ouachita Parish Sherriff’s Office, the sweep resulted in 60 people being arrested on warrants for mostly narcotics charges.
Ouachita Parish Sheriff, Jay Russell, said “The sweep was conducted by and coordinated through Metro Narcotics.” These cases were done over a month-long period of time. These individuals were major players in the distribution of drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine in Ouachita Parish, which are all PCPs that we confiscate and work with every day. These individuals were targeted and supplied throughout Ouachita Parish. They weren’t random. This took many hours, if not months, to complete. the Metro Narcotics Unit and the agencies that are assigned to Metro Narcotics.”
Jay Ellerman, Commander of Metro Narcotics, went over some of the drugs seized during the sweep. “We seized over a kilo of methamphetamine, over a kilo of marijuana, some 65 grams of heroin and 28 grams of fentanyl, PCP, a lot of ecstasy, and some prescription pills.”
Russell says this is just the beginning. “Well, we’re going to continue to do this. The men and women are not going to sit back and say we’ve done a good job; this is all. We’re going to continue to try to make this community as safe as we possibly can.”