Major operation leads to 180 arrests on drug and weapons charges

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State Police arrest 180 people following a major drug bust in Central and Northwest Louisiana.

Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Alexandria Field Office and Shreveport Field Office conducted the criminal apprehension and criminal suppression detail from April 2-13.

The objective of “Operation D-57,” which was named in honor of fallen brother Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, was held in conjunction with numerous other law enforcement agencies and designed to arrest people engaged in criminal activity and to serve fugitive warrants. 

Trooper 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 resulted.

During the course of “Operation D-57,”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 Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves said, “State Police is fully engaged in and committed to eradicating the illegal use and sale of narcotics in our communities.  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.”  

Agencies involved in and responsible for this operation/investigation are Louisiana State Police, Shreveport Police Department, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Probation and Parole, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force, United States Marshal’s Violent Crimes Task Force, Bossier City Police Department, Bossier City Marshal’s Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana National Guard Counter-Drug Program, Alexandria Police Department, Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force, Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office, Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Marksville Police Department, Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force.

For more information on the August 23, 2015 shooting death of Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, please refer to under Statewide News Releases.

The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.

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