St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics deputies recently received awards of recognition from the F.B.I. for their work in a multi-jurisdictional undercover narcotics operation.
Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Office of the F.B.I., David Welker, met with Sheriff Strain and members of the narcotics division during an awards ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office Administrative Complex in Slidell last week. S.A.C. Welker presented deputies with awards recognizing their hard work and the efforts of the Sheriff’s Office on a joint operation with the F.B.I. called “Kopf Jaeger”.
The operation took place over a six month period and involved narcotics transactions on both the Northshore and Southshore. In the end, 41 suspects were arrested and two kilograms of cocaine were seized along with five cars and two firearms.
“This demonstrates that the hard work and dedication of both the Sheriff’s Office and the F.B.I. continues to pay off for citizens of this parish through their partnership to combat crime,” Sheriff Strain said.
Due to the undercover status of the persons involved in the operation, their names and photographs are not being released.