Operation 27 was a combined effort by the Louisiana State Police, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the Lake Charles Police Department, Homeland Security, The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office. The arrest total stands at 24 now with more coming. We have a list of those who were busted for you.
On March 11, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a Sulphur gas station regarding two men sleeping inside a car parked at the gas pumps.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said this morning that synthetic marijuana and “bath salts” designer drugs are now officially illegal, and law enforcement agencies will not be lenient if you’re caught with them. The drugs officially became illegal last Friday, and the penalties for selling or possessing those substances the same as marijuana or heroin.
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