Street Crimes Unit on the job

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For the past several months, the Union Parish Sheriff ’s Office has been operating a Street Crimes Unit (SCU) with great success. This Unit is designed to combat narcotics, transportation of narcotics, street crimes and other felony crimes in Union Parish. The unit may concentrate on drugs and transportation of drugs one week and conduct surveillance and investigate recent burglaries and thefts inside the parish the next week. SCU is comprised of patrol deputies, patrol supervisors, narcotics officers and reserve deputies.

SCU activities for the past several months:

• 207 vehicle stops

• 31 traffic citations

• 51 arrests/summons including felony arrests

• 12 felony/misdemeanor warrants served

• numerous sex offender checks

Recovered large amounts of illegal drugs, firearms, cash, illegal weapons, and drug paraphernalia totaling over $7,600 in street value.