Governor and State Police announce results of Operation Carpe Diem

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - About 1,200 pounds of marijuana seized during the initiative was on display as part of the announcement.

In fact, Troopers say the mission resulted in more than 1,000 arrests, $6.5 million worth of drugs, 112 illegal guns and 48 charges for sex crimes.

"This should be a warning to all those criminals out there," added Jindal.

According to Colonel Mike Edmonson the nine week initiative was an example of good old fashioned police work and adds much of it beginning here at the Louisiana State Fusion Center with analysts from many agencies teaming up to get the ball rolling.

"They can take information where there's warrants, arrests and cases and they can put them together and say you know what this murder in Baton Rouge or Port Allen and Brusly it's coincidental that we have something similar in other parts of the state," said Edmonson.

Edmonson adds the operation is a renewed collaboration between state and local law enforcement agencies and is just the tip of the iceberg.

"I mean families and people are owed closure for what's happened to them and the closure is when you arrest that individual, when you rescue that little girl, when you take guns off the street, when you're able to affect drugs we have in Louisiana, that's closure to cases and that's what the public demands of us," said Edmonson.

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