Category Archives: OPSO News

OPSO SCAT seizes 31 Pounds of Marijuana

On 6/26/13, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SCAT Team conducted an investigation at the Greyhound Bus Station located on Louisville Ave. in Monroe. During this investigation, a K-9 alerted on a piece of luggage belonging to an individual that rode the bus from Mesquite, TX to Monroe, LA. A search...
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OPSO SCAT Seizes 382 lbs of Marijuana

On 5/11/13 the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SCAT team was monitoring traffic on Interstate 20 looking for illegal activity. Deputies stopped an Econoline van driven by John Rew of Oklawaha, FL for a traffic violation. A search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in the seizure of 382 pounds of...
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OPSO SCAT Operations

Buy Bust Operation The Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) conducted buy bust operations in Ouachita Parish on May 16th and 17th 2013. This operation was conducted with the assistance of the State Police the State Probation and Parole Office as well as the Local FBI Task Force. During the operation...
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OPSO Mourns the Passing of Sgt Perry Mercer

In May of 1987, Perry H. Mercer, Jr. applied to work at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. After an employee background check Pat Mercer, as he was known to us, was hired and sworn in as a deputy with our department. According to our records, Pat Mercer stated that the...
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OPSO Investigation Leads to Arrest

On 2/26/13, OPSO deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from the victim stating that he had been shot. Deputies tracked the GPS location of the phone and began to respond. Deputies located the victim and the suspect, Fredrick L. Jones, on Hwy 594 just past the Frontage Road in Monroe....
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