Louisiana Violent Crime Enforcement Operation Results in 171 Arrests

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Published June 21, 2022

Louisiana Violent Crime Enforcement Operation Results in 171 Arrests

A multi-parish violent crime enforcement operation has resulted in 171 arrests.

Louisiana – On June 21, 2022, Louisiana State Police reported that the Central Louisiana Violent Crime Abatement Team (VCAT) had conducted a very successful criminal enforcement detail over the previous two weeks that resulted in 171 arrests. This collaborative unified initiative included Louisiana State Police, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Louisiana Probation and Parole, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, Pineville Police Department, Alexandria Police Department, Natchitoches City Police Department, Lecompte Police Department, Ball Police Department, Boyce Police Department, Glenmora Police Department, Woodworth Police Department, Alexandria City Marshal’s Office, Pineville City Marshal’s Office, and Louisiana National Guard.

The operation’s goal, according to LSP, was to detect, identify, and apprehend individuals involved in a variety of criminal activities, including, but not limited to, weapons violations, violent crime, possession of stolen property, and possession/distribution of illicit drugs.

Because of the multi-agency collaboration and the efforts of everyone involved, the operation totaled:

  • One hundred seventy-one criminal arrests.
  • There were 278 total charges. Of the 278 charges, there were 140 drug charges, 28 weapon charges, 57 other felony charges, 38 misdemeanor charges, and 15 probation violations. Additionally, there were 55 traffic citations issued, 107 drug seizures, four currency seizures, and four search warrants executed.
  • Thirty-one illegally possessed firearms seized.
  • The seizure of six pounds of methamphetamine, two gallons of PCP, over 3,400 dosage units of ecstasy, over 200 grams of fentanyl, over 1,500 prescription pills, and over two pounds of marijuana.
  • The seizure of over $5,000.00 in drug related currency.


Louisiana State Police remains committed to collaborating with federal, state, and local public safety partners to ensure safe communities throughout the state. The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators to report suspicious or criminal activity in your community. Citizens can get to the form by going to http://lsp.org and clicking on the Suspicious Activity link.