Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force operation makes 120 arrests, seizes multitude of drugs in Louisiana

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WEST MONROE, La. — The Ouachita Parish Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force conducted street operations last Thursday and Friday nights, October 22 & 23.

They held a press conference on Thursday morning to announce the results of the street operations.

According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, the operations targeted violent criminals in Ouachita Parish and also include the city limits of Monroe and West Monroe. The following agencies participated in the task force:

  • Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office  
  • Union Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Monroe Police Department                                                        
  • West Monroe Police Department
  • Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office                                                  
  • ULM Police Department
  • Metro Narcotics Unit                                                                     
  • Louisiana State Police C.I.D.
  • Louisiana State Probation & Parole                                       
  • Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office                                
  • 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Steve Tew                 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Louisiana National Guard Counter Drug Air Wing               
  • Office of the Louisiana Attorney General, Jeff Landry      
  • Drug Enforcement Administration 

Over the course of the two-day task force operation, 120 total arrests were made. 49 of those were warrant arrests, including one for Murder out of Washington Parish. 34 were Felony arrests which include 6 homicide arrests in Monroe. The final 3 arrests were for misdemeanor charges.

A multitude of drugs was seized during the operation. The following list details what drugs were seized and how much of each:

  1. Marijuana
    • 311.5 grams
    • 4 ounces
    • 3 pounds
    • 1 marijuana cigarette
    • 1 THC vape
    • 1 gram of synthetic marijuana
    • 5 plants
    • 10 THC cartridges
    • 7 THC gummy packs
  2. Cocaine/Meth/Heroine/Ecstasy/PCP
    • 3  grams of Cocaine
    • 4 rocks of Cocaine
    • 9 ozs. of Cocaine
    • 21 grams of Methamphetamine
    • 36 tabs of Ecstasy
    • .5 oz of PCP
  3. Prescription Medication
    • 3.1 lbs. of GHB
    • 1.5 oz. of Promethazine
    • 30 cc of Promethazine
    • 2 Oxycodone
    • 9 Xanax

The task force also seized 19 firearms during the two days.

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