The Louisiana State Police Department has announced the culmination of Operation D-57, named in honor of Senior Trooper Steven Vincent.
The objective of Operation D-57, in conjunction with several other law enforcement agencies, was to detect and apprehend individuals engaged in criminal activity and to serve fugitive warrants.
Vincent was critically injured on August 23, 2015 following a shooting incident with a suspected impaired driver. He was treated for serious head trauma at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and died the next day as a result of his injuries.
Vincent’s son said they would “find a lot of drugs” if they used his father’s unit number as the operation title. Indeed, that’s exactly what resulted.
Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Alexandria Field Office and Shreveport Field Office began the criminal apprehension and criminal suppression detail on April 2, and ran it through April 13.
During the course of Operation D-57, a combined total of 180 subjects were arrested on drug, fugitive and weapons charges along with other offenses.
According to the Louisiana State Police Department, the total drug seizure value for the operation was over $228,000 with a currency seizure value over $21,000.
Some of the drugs seized were methamphetamine, powder cocaine and crack cocaine, among others.
The operation also resulted in the seizure of nearly 60 weapons.
“The state police are fully engaged in, and committed to, eradicating the illegal use and sale of narcotics in our communities,” State Police Superintendent Colonel Kevin Reeves said. “This is a great example of what happens when law enforcement agencies work together. The community should be proud of the outstanding job performed by these men and women from every agency involved in Operation D-57.”
Agencies involved in this operation with the Louisiana State Police are the Shreveport Police Department, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Probation and Parole, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force, United States Marshal’s Violent Crimes Task Force, Bossier City Police Department, Bossier City Marshal’s Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana National Guard Counter-Drug Program, Alexandria Police Department, Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force, Winn Parish Sheriff's Office, Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office, Marksville Police Department, Grant Parish Sheriff's Office and Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force.