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 2020, SCAT made a total of 1011 arrests (568 of those being for felony and misdemeanor narcotics violations, 324 being for outstanding warrants and 119 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 2020 the following illegal narcotics were recovered:    


6  lbs.

4204.5 grams

12.5 cigarettes

51 THC Pens/Cartridges

475 g & 1 box THC Edibles/Wax

33.5 grams synthetic

12 plants

5 oz. THC oil

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

52.25 grams Cocaine

45 rocks of Cocaine

1325 grams of Methamphetamine

9 kg of Methamphetamine

188 Iu Methamphetamine

190 ml Methamphteamine

5 oz. PCP

7 PCP cigarettes

24.5 grams Heroin

90 ml Heroin

2600 Ecstasy tabs

4 grams Ecstasy

481 oz. Promethazine

5.2 grams Fentanyl

10 tabs LSD

28 Methadone

55 Clonazepam

59.5 Oxycodone

22.5 Buprenorphine

1 Vyvanse

51 Adderall/Concerta

112.5 Hydrocodone

2789.5 Xanax

52.5 Tramadol

.5 vial/anabolics

13 Gabapentin

32.5 Suboxone strips

3 Meperdine

7 Diazepam

1.5 Carisprodol

20 cc Deca/Steroid

Miscellaneous Seizures

96 Firearms

12 Vehicles

1 Ballistic Vest

1 Stolen License plate

$50,292 cash

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