Cocaine and Cash Seized in Shreveport, Louisiana
A Shreveport drug dealer was recently arrested. Almost a pound of cocaine was found in his car. The drugs had an estimated street value of almost $40,000. Police also seized nearly two thousand dollars in cash from him.
According to KSLA, authorities were assisted by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, which made a positive alert for illegal drugs before police conducted their search.
Drug dealers in North Louisiana have been known to transport cocaine as well as meth, heroin, marijuana, and prescription medications. The drugs come from across the state line from Texas and other states. Crystal meth is also produced in rural areas inside of the Louisiana border.
The Caddo Sherriff’s department announced the recent arrest of Eric J. Burch and the seizure of the cocaine as a victory for law and order in Shreveport and Bossier City. However, the truth is that drug abuse and addiction in North Louisiana is of such a scale that getting one drug dealer off the streets is not necessarily a cause worth celebrating. Many Shreveport, LA drug rehabs are filled to capacity.
As a matter of fact, many states are starting to look at conducting campaigns to reduce drug abuse on a broad scale through drug ed programs with proven efficacy. Louisiana should consider something similar. Currently, anti-tobacco programs in the state are far more statistically successful than publicly funded anti-drug campaigns. Hopefully Shreveport anti-drug authorities can learn a few moves from their tobacco-free counterparts.
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