Back to School Saftey Tips

With summer break coming to an end, Sheriff Jay Russell wants to remind parents and drivers to help keep our kids safe. Back to School Safety Tips Safety tips for drivers: • Slow down and be especially alert in the residential neighborhoods and school zones • Take extra time to...
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PRESS RELEASE – TRAFFIC STOP YIELDS 39 KILOS OF COCAINE

On August 9, 2014, deputies with the Metro Narcotics Street Crime Unit initiated a traffic stop of a commercial tractor-trailer car hauler on I-20 near Camp Road in West Monroe.  Subsequent investigation revealed 39 kilos of powder cocaine were in a hidden compartment of one of the vehicles on the...
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PRESS RELEASE – Three Arrested in Methamphetamine Ring Investigation

The Metro Narcotics Street Crime Unit, comprised of Metro Narcotics, the Ouachita Sheriff’s SCAT Team and the West Monroe Police Street Crimes Unit, conducted an operation in the 200 block of Wheelis Street in West Monroe August 7, 2014.  The investigation resulted in the arrest of three West Monroe residents...
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TASK FORCE STATS RELEASED

The Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force conducted two street crime operations during the past two weeks.  The first was conducted July 21st, 22nd and 23rd.  The second was conducted July 31st, August 1st and August 2nd.   All areas of Ouachita Parish, including the municipalities of Sterlington, Monroe and West Monroe were targeted. ...
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PRESS RELEASE – TRUANCY ENFORCEMENT

  Ouachita Parish schools are scheduled to open soon.  State law mandates students attend regularly assigned classes during regular school hours.  Students that do not attend or that are tardy will receive disciplinary action.  Parents that allow this behavior by their children can be charged with the crime of truancy. ...
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