LOUISIANA (KSLA) - During a nearly two-week long investigation, 180 people are behind bars, and Louisiana State Police took nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of drugs off the streets in central and northwest Louisiana.
The investigation, "Operation D-57," started on April 2 and ran through April 13.
The objective was to find and arrest people engaged in criminal activity and to serve fugitive warrants.
A total of 180 people were arrested on drug, fugitive and weapons charges along with numerous other offenses.
The total drug seizure value for the operation was over $228,000 with a currency seizure value over $21,000.
The operation also resulted in nearly 60 weapons seized/recovered. Methamphetamine, powder cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana are a few types of the drugs seized.
"State police is fully engaged in and committed to eradicating the illegal use and sale of narcotics in our community," said Colonel Kevin Reeves, LSP Superintendent. "This is a great example of what happens when law enforcement agencies work together. The community should be proud of the outstanding job performed by these men and women from every agency involved in Operation D-57."
The project is named in honor of LSP fallen Senior Trooper Steven Vincent.
Trooper's Vincent's son requested we "find a lot of drugs" if we used his father's LSP unit number as the operation title, and that's exactly what they did.