Louisiana State Police Narcotics Troopers provide the citizens of Louisiana a safer community through proactive drug related enforcement and cooperative efforts with local and federal law enforcement agencies. Troopers enforce all state and federal laws governing the illicit manufacturing, distribution, sale, and use of drugs targeting local and multi-state drug trafficking organizations. Narcotics Squads participate in several programs, including the Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Program, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) initiative, the Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DCE/SP), and multi-jurisdictional federal task forces.
Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Program
The mission of the program is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by ensuring all of the laws pertaining to pharmacy and controlled dangerous substances are followed by both registrants and any others who handle or possess pharmaceuticals. Narcotics Troopers work closely with the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy and its Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) to monitor all scheduled narcotic prescriptions and prescription medication that has a potential for abuse. The Program believes that educating the public and other law enforcement agencies is the first step in reducing the illicit use of prescription medication.
Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Program Request for Service
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
||The mission of the HIDTA program is to disrupt the market for illegal drugs in the United States by assisting
federal, state and local law enforcement entities participating in the HIDTA program. The Gulf Coast
HIDTA initiative provides resources to federal, state and local agencies in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to
dismantle and disrupt drug trafficking organizations operating in the Gulf Coast Region. The HIDTA
Louisiana Operations Center consists of several coordinated multi-agency groups.
|The Louisiana State Police manages the Metropolitan New Orleans Mobile Deployment
Team (MDT). This initiative was first funded in 1997. The Metro New Orleans Mobile
Deployment Team (MDT) is tasked with identifying, targeting, disrupting and dismantling
local drug trafficking organizations operating in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The MDT
coordinates investigative efforts with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in order to
eliminate or reduce drug trafficking and its harmful consequences in the New Orleans area.
The MDT investigates drug trafficking organizations using the Gulf Coast Highway
System to smuggle illicit narcotics. The MDT coordinates post highway interdiction
investigations and controlled deliveries with other HIDTA initiatives.
Gulf Coast HIDTA
Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDR)
The mission of the DDR program is to reduce future substance abuse by reinforcing the drug-free commitment of today's youth through cognitive, emotional and social skills development. This program will promote a powerful message and educate them to make good decisions that will positively influence the outcome of their lives.
Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DCE/SP)
The Louisiana State Police DCE/SP has been in operation since 1985. The DCE/SP unit is funded through a federal grant provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration's DCE/SP program. The DCE/SP program coordinates the efforts of federal, state, local police agencies and the National Guard to aggressively strive to halt the cultivation of marijuana in the State of Louisiana. It is the only program that exclusively targets domestically grown marijuana.
||The DCE/SP program is permanently staffed by two regional coordinators and one statewide coordinator. The duties of the coordinators are to administer and coordinate the program within the requirements of the federal grant. They work with law enforcement agencies at all levels to share intelligence, technology, equipment and manpower in investigations related to the domestic cultivation of marijuana. During the height of the marijuana growing season, the staff plans, organizes and implements aggressive detection and eradication efforts of marijuana grows, both indoor and outdoor, while apprehending identified violators. |
The DCE/SP staff is also responsible for educating the public on the dangers, social effects, and consequences, both health and criminal, of illicit drug use. Regional coordinators are available to address civic, school, parent, and student groups. They can also provide informational leaflets and pamphlets during their presentations.
For more information, to report illegal activity, or to file a complaint, contact the CID Field Office nearest you.