“We would like to make this one of the safest areas not only in Louisiana, but the whole United States,” says Lincoln Parish Sheriff, Mike Stone.
Law enforcement gather to share the numbers on their multi-jurisdictional task force street operation.
It was performed over 3 days, and officials made a total of 160 arrests.
The operation targeted suspects believed to be dealing in street narcotics and suspects with felony warrants.
“Those that we couldn’t find, those that missed court, those that we had cases on that we had major crimes commit, that we hadn’t gotten off the streets. So, we concentrated our efforts on that,” says Ouachita Parish Sheriff, Jay Russell.
Law enforcement agencies included Union , Lincoln, and Ouachita parish, along with the major cities within those parishes.
Officials say the drug seizures included marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and more.
“Most of the ones that we did arrest, on street level narcotics had weapons, either in their vehicles or on their person,” says Russell.
The one thing all law enforcement agreed on is that coming together is an important way to cover more ground and provide comfort to residents.
“It makes our community much safer than it is today and by these people being off the streets, it’s a batter place to live today,” says Russell.
“This sends a message to the would be criminals that we are out here we’re going to be searching and looking and if you are breaking the law, if you’re taking your life or somebody else’s life at risk, then you may hear a knock on your door or somebody may be there,” says Stone.
Statistics for operation:
Warrant Arrests: 54
Drug Arrests: 100
Other Arrests: 6
Total Arrests: 160
(30) 1/8 oz. bags.
(2) oz. synthetic
Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroine, Ectasy, PCP,
(1) gram powder cocaine
(25.1) grams of crack cocaine
(65) rocks of crack cocaine
(5) grams of methamphetamine
(1) oz. of methamphetamine
(2) PCP cigarettes
(4.5) oz. Liquid PCP
(40) units of prescription pills
4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office (SCAT)
Monroe Police Department
West Monroe Police Department
Louisiana State Police
Louisiana National Guard Counter Drug (Aviation Wing)
ULM Police Department
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office
Union Parish Sheriff’s Office
Ruston Police Department
Grambling Police Department