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 Capt. 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 working with other agencies including the Monroe Police Department, West Monroe Police Department, Louisiana State Police, Richwood Police Department, Sterlington Police Department, ULM Police Department and the Metro Narcotics Unit. In 2021, SCAT made a total of 1290 arrests (799 of those being for felony and misdemeanor narcotics violations, 389 being for outstanding warrants and 102 for other felony and misdemeanor crimes).  11090012

SCAT 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 2021 the following illegal narcotics were recovered:    


962.3  lbs.

12,753.1 grams

17 cigarettes

34 THC Pens/Cartridges

475 g & 1 box THC Edibles/Wax

92.8 grams synthetic

3 oz. THC oil

THC Edibles/Wax

785g THC Candy

11g Wax

900 lbs. THC Edibles

62 Packs of Gummies

20 lb.THC Wax

17 THC Tabs

Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Ecstasy, PCP, Prescription Pills, Misc.

67.2 grams Cocaine

19.75 rocks of Cocaine

2080 grams of Methamphetamine

2.25 kg of Methamphetamine

112 iU Methamphetamine

50 ml Methamphetamine

5.75 oz. PCP

8 PCP cigarettes

137.45 grams Heroin

4390 Ecstasy tabs

1 gram Ecstasy

66.5oz. Promethazine

25 grams Fentanyl

9 tabs LSD

28 Methadone

102 Clonazepam

2202 Oxycodone

8.5 Buprenorphine

124 Adderall/Concerta

261 Hydrocodone

1554.5 Xanax

59 Tramadol

8 Gabapentin

24 Suboxone strips

7 Diazepam

45 cc Deca/Steroid

25.25 Sublingal Tabs

54.5 Tylenol III

11g Mushrooms

300 lbs. Mushroom Edibles

4 Zolpidem

32 Clindamycin

5 Cyclobenzaprine

Miscellaneous Seizures

127 Firearms

11 Vehicles

$128,355 cash

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