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Sheriff Guidroz Reports on Undercover Investigation

May 10, 2022                                                

                                                 PRESS RELEASE

SHERIFF BOBBY J. GUIDROZ IS ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE ST. LANDRY PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOUR (4) MONTH UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION WHICH RESULTED IN 34 ARRESTS, THE SEIZURE OF GUNS, VEHICLES, $75,000 OF DRUG MONEY, AND ILLEGAL NARCOTICS DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022.  ENFORCEMENT EMPHASIS TARGETED THE RURAL COMMUNITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES WITHIN ST. LANDRY PARISH.

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS AND SEIZURES WERE ACCOMPLISHED SEPARATE AND APART OF THE $44,000 DOLLAR GRANT THAT WAS RECENTLY AWARDED TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. THE PREVIOUS OPERATION TWO WEEKS AGO RESULTED IN NINE (9) ARRESTS, $9,600 DOLLARS SEIZED, SEVEN (7) GUNS, THREE (3) VEHICLES WITH ONE OF THEM PREVIOUSLY REPORTED STOLEN, AND $40,000 DOLLARS OF ILLEGAL DRUGS.

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SHERIFF BOBBY J. GUIDROZ STATED, THE ST. LANDRY PARISH NARCOTICS UNIT BEGAN AN UNDERCOVER OPERATION ON JANURARY 1, 2022, AND ENDED APRIL 30, 2022, WHICH RESULTED WITH THE FOLLOWING:  

“THE OPERATION’S MAIN GOAL WAS TO STOP VIOLENT DRUG AND WEAPON OFFENDERS FROM ‘TERRORIZING’ OUR SMALL MUNICIPALITIES AND COMMUNITIES OF DRIVE BY SHOOTINGS, VEHICLE BURGLARIES, GUN THEFTS, AND DISTRIBUTION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS. MANY CHIEFS OF POLICE, CITIZENS, AND MAYORS HAVE CONTACTED ME ASKING FOR ENFORCEMENT HELP IN LATE 2021.  IT WAS NOTED THAT THE COMMUNITIES DIDN’T HAVE THE MAN-POWER AND RESOURCES TO CONDUCT SUCH OPERATIONS,” GUIDROZ ADDED.

“IT APPEARS THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT SEES THE SMALLER MUNICIPALITIES AND COMMUNITIES AS EASY TARGETS FOR THEIR ILLICIT TRADE, AND HAVE SHIFTED THEIR ILLEGAL ACTIVITY TO THOSE AREAS OF THE PARISH”, ADDED THE SHERIFF. 

GUIDROZ SAID, “I COMMIT OUR RESOURCES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. LANDRY PARISH UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES, AND MUNICIPALITIES TO PROMOTE SAFE AND SECURE NEIGHBORHOODS.”  

THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN SEIZED AND CONFISCATED IN THE AFOREMENTIONED OPERATION;

                                                          GUNS

PISTOLS – 31

RIFLES – 5

(FOUR OF THE ABOVE GUNS WERE REPORTED STOLEN)

                                           DRUG MONEY SEIZED         

 SEIZED – 0 dollars

                                          VEHICLES SEIZED

SEIZED – 4

                                                   ARRESTS

ARRESTS- 34

                                               DRUGS SEIZED

MARIJUANA – 6050 GRAMS (13 ½ POUNDS)

METH – 27 GRAMS (1 POUND)

CRACK – 6 GRAMS

COCAINE – 55 GRAMS (2 POUNDS)

HEROIN – 83.8 GRAMS (2 POUNDS +)

FENTANYL – 58 GRAMS (2 POUNDS)

SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA – 4,573 GRAMS (10 POUNDS)

PROMETHAZINE – 28.5 LITERS

THC WAX – 98 GRAMS

THC COOKIES – 38

ASSORTED PILLS

VALUE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS SEIZED – $75,000.00

SHERIFF GUIDROZ ADDED, “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!”