During the initiative, law enforcement arrested Spencer Lee George, 50, as a fugitive from Baker Police and for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. George was in possession of 17 grams of cocaine at the time of arrest.
Law enforcement also arrested Edmond Chambers, 22, for illegal carrying of a weapon when they discovered he had a loaded 9mm Hi Point in his possession.
Louise Jones, 42, was also arrested for 19 outstanding city court warrants, two other court warrants and an expired driver’s license.
This is one of many initiatives for the Sheriff’s and Constable’s Office. Similar initiatives in other areas collectively resulted in hundreds of arrests and cleared more than 1,000 outstanding warrants.
The agencies conducted criminal patrols, bike patrols, traffic safety checkpoints and foot patrols going door to door in the various area talking to residents in an effort to foster a safer environment in the neighborhood. Divisions represented from the Sheriff's Office were Community Policing Unit, K-9, Detectives, Narcotics, SCAT, Armed Robbery and Burglary, Auto Theft, Financial Crimes, Warrants, Civil and representatives from each substation. Supervisors, including Sheriff Gautreaux, colonels, majors and captains from each division were present.