Coroners' offices work daily to investigate the causes of death, whether people have died from natural causes, disease or even acts of violence. While coroners often visit the locations where the deaths occur, the victims are usually transported back to their facilities by drivers. These drivers likely see the police routinely in the course of their jobs as officers investigate various deaths. However, one driver for a Louisiana coroner's office recently encountered members of law enforcement in a different capacity when he was arrested on drug charges.
Louisiana law enforcement agencies frequently join forces to crack down on drug activity within the state. Agencies from the local, state and federal levels often work together to reduce the number of drug crimes in the communities. Recently, multiple organizations participated in the arrest of 12 individuals after raids were made on various locations.
There are many different drug crimes in the state of Louisiana, with the penalties varying in severity. Someone may be charged with possession of marijuana or another controlled substance. More serious drug charges include intent to sell or trafficking. A man recently pleaded guilty on several charges for his alleged role in a multi-state operation.
Traffic stops are often a gateway for Louisiana law enforcement officers to conduct a limited investigation into whether a person has committed or is committing a crime. Something as simple as a broken tail light could quickly turn into an arrest on serious charges. In fact, two men now face drug charges due to a search conducted during a traffic stop.
Drug trafficking is noted as a serious problem in many areas around the nation, including Louisiana. Government officials and law enforcement personnel often partner to investigate trafficking networks to curtail drug activities within their constituencies. Recently, several dozens of people were indicted on drug charges following a lengthy operation.
Many Louisiana residents and others around the nation utilize online classified advertisement sites to find someone to provide miscellaneous services to them. For example, homeowners often look for someone to clean their homes. However, the house cleaning visits don't typically end up with the homeowner being arrested. A Duson man faces drug charges after police allegedly found various substances in his home.
Police officers in Louisiana make routine traffic stops frequently throughout the day. While many of these stops involve driving violations, officials sometimes discover other possible areas of concern. A recent traffic stop resulted in drug charges being filed against a man in Crowley.
Investigations of alleged drug operations in Louisiana and elsewhere around the country often last for an extended period of time. There are frequently multiple organizations that work together over the course of the investigation, requiring coordination of efforts. Several agencies recently concluded an operation that lasted almost two years, resulting in drug charges against 26 people.
Police in Louisiana routinely conduct searches as part of their investigations. Warrants are typically issued after law enforcement officials have petitioned the court for the appropriate authority to search someone's property. Three residents of Violet have been arrested on drug charges following a recent search of their home.
National Football League fans usually expect to see athletes make headlines for impressive plays, but an NFL player recently made news when he was arrested. Carlos Henderson -- a wide receiver for the Broncos -- currently faces drug charges in Louisiana. The arrest came after a speed-related traffic stop.