Operation Carpe Diem is a statewide effort that resulted in more than 1,000 criminal arrests, the seizure of more than $6.5 million in illegal drugs and the recovery of over 100 illegal weapons. Over 600 fugitive charges were also brought by State Police. The specially trained team of troopers led by Becket Breaux, assigned to specific highways and problem areas identified by Louisiana’s Fusion Center. The troopers focused on a wide range of criminal activities cited by local sheriffs and police as being high priority in their respective jurisdictions.

1,200 lbs of marijuana seized in November from a stop on I-10 in St. Martin Parish. (Source: Louisiana State Police)