LPSO News Blog
6/26/2014 by Brennan Matherne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced 44 people have now been arrested in connection to an investigation into a crack cocaine organization. Operation Crackin’ Down netted 33 arrests as part of a roundup in January 2014. In an update announcement today, Sheriff Webre reported 11 more people have been arrested since then, and agents are asking for help in locating five (5) other individuals with warrants related to the operation.
January’s roundup involved several local, state, and federal agencies and was the culmination of an eight-month undercover investigation into a crack cocaine organization. The investigation, dubbed Operation Crackin' Down, was conducted by the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Group 12. The investigation included 79 cases with 45 suspects and targeted street-level to upper-level drug dealers. Prior to January’s roundup, agents had seized cocaine and crack cocaine with a total street value of approximately $45,710 as part of the operation.
The roundup left 16 individuals with outstanding warrants. Since then, 11 of those have been arrested:
Meanwhile, five others with outstanding warrants related to the operation remain at large. Agents with the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force agents are asking for the public’s help in locating these individuals, all of Raceland:
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