Special Crimes Apprehension Team

The SCAT (Special Crimes Apprehension Team) is comprised of 10 speially trained deputies. This team is supervised by Lt. Bob Morris.

The SCAT team conducts high intensity patrol in problem areas, targeting drug dealers, gang activity and other felony crimes in progress and 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 2011 SCAT made a total of 1,007 arrests (521 of those being for felony and misdemeanor narcotics violations, 334 being for outstanding warrants, and 152 for other felony and misdemeanor crimes.

Highly motivated SCAT deputies were also able to remove a significant quantity of illegal narcotics from the community. For 2011 the following illegal narcotics were recovered:

Marijuana
93 – marijuana cigarettes
180 – ⅛ oz bags
45 ¼ oz bags
2 – ⅛ oz bags of synthetic marijuana
3.3 pounds of marijuana
5 – Marijuana plants

Other Narcotics
247 – rocks of crack cocaine
11 grams – crack coacaine
21.7 grams – powder cocaine
4.6 ounces – crack cocaine
76.85 grams of methamphetamine
4.25 ounces of liquid PCP
1 PCP cigarette
15,385 units of prescription pills

Miscellaneous Seizures
25 Assorted Rifles, Shotguns and Pistols
2008 Yukon Denali
10 Methamphetamine Labs
$10,772 in Cash

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