COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says 29 people have been arrested in narcotics investigations focused on meth in recent months.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith told news outlets in a statement on Monday the overall operation revealed that large quantities of the drug were coming into the parish from foreign countries. He says the probes focused on meth use and sales in several eastern areas of the parish.
The sheriff’s office says that since March, it opened investigations in the Pearl River, Hickory and Talisheek areas. It also says that police departments in Mandeville and Slidell were involved in the arrests.
Many of the arrests were on drug or weapons offenses. The majority were on possession charges of various drugs, mostly methamphetamine.