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Multi agency operation leads to dozens of arrests, gun and drug seizures

Law enforcement officials from three different agencies teamed up for a three day operation spanning the city of Shreveport.  The operation, held December 17-19,th was a proactive initiative which led to the arrest of nearly one hundred individuals, along with the seizure of thousands of dollars in illegal drugs, seized currency and illegal guns.  Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop G, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies and Shreveport Police officers worked tirelessly during the 36 hour operation in an effort to combat a myriad of concerns brought about in discussions with citizens and through other forms of reporting.

As a result of the operation, authorities seized approximately 547 grams of marijuana, 231 grams of methamphetamine, 1 gram of crack cocaine, 117 dosage units of MDMA (Ecstasy), 15 dosage units of Kolonopin and 32 grams of Codeine.  Authorities also seized 11 handguns, a fully automatic rifle and a stolen handgun.  $7,500.00 in cash was also seized during the executions of 78 warrants.  Authorities combined to make 571 traffic stops made and 25 Terry Stops.  The total of 96 adult arrests and 1 juvenile arrest were linked to 140 crimes.  The highly effective operation was a testament to the accomplishments that can be made by working in concert with law enforcement officials parish and statewide.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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