11090021Special Crimes Apprehension Team

The  Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SCAT (Special Crimes Apprehension Team) is comprised of 10 specially trained deputies.   This team is supervised by Lt. Doug Schmitz.

The SCAT team conducts high intensity patrol in problem areas- targeting drug dealers, gang activity and other felony crimes in progress.  They also conduct undercover narcotic investigations and prostitution stings. SCAT targets any recurring crimes which require specialized surveillance or covert operations in any area in the parish as well as assists other agencies including the Monroe Police Department, West Monroe Police Department, Louisiana State Police, and Metro Narcotics Unit. In 2016 SCAT made a total of 965 arrests (712 of those being for felony and misdemeanor narcotics violations, 205 being for outstanding warrants, and 48 for other felony and misdemeanor crimes).  11090012

SCAT now has a designated Anonymous Tip phone line allowing the general public to call in any information concerning illegal drug or criminal activity they might have but wish to remain anonymous.  Should the caller wish to be contacted concerning their information, he or she can leave a message with their name and phone number for a return call.  A SCAT member will contact them as requested.  The Tip Line Number is 318-998-4867.

Highly motivated SCAT deputies were also able to remove a significant quantity of illegal narcotics from the community. For 2016 the following illegal narcotics were recovered:     


58 lbs. of Marijuana

105 ozs. of Marijuana

22-1/4 oz. bags of Marijuana

234-1/8 oz. bags of Marijuana

673-grams of Marijuana

9-Marijuana plants

193-Marijuana cigarettes

11-grams of Synthetic Marijuana

43-grams of THC powder

48-THC candies

2 gallons-THC oil

Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin Ecstasy, PCP, Prescription Pills

77-rocks of Crack Cocaine

34-grams of Cocaine

8.5-ozs. of Cocaine

347-grams of Methamphetamine

16-oz. of Methamphetamine

20-cc liquid Methamphetamine

4-oz. of PCP

2774-Ecstasy tablets

5-PCP cigarettes

9-grams of heroin

20-squares of LSD

2-oz. liquid Fentanyl

1-gram powder Fentanyl

3-oz. Liquid Codeine

2,199-units of Prescription Pills

Miscellaneous Seizures

13 bottles of Decca (Testosterone booster)

4 bottles of Testoxyl Propinate

43 tables of Windstraw

3 Vehicles (including one recovered stolen)

34 Firearms

$30,760.00 Cash

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