In an effort to crack down on violent crime and illegal weapons on the streets in DeSoto Parish, Sheriff Richardson would like to provide the public with an update on what has been achieved in recent weeks.
Over the past two months, Deputies and Narcotics Agents with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office have recovered over 21 firearms from suspects involved in a crime or were in illegal possession of a firearm. Often times, seizures occur during traffic stops in the presence of drugs, or by a convicted felon that may not possess a firearm.
The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office upholds and respects every citizens constitutional 2nd Amendment right, according to Federal and State law. We enforce the law as it applies, and strictly enforce illegal possession in an effort to keep the citizens of DeSoto Parish safe.
During the past two months, deputies have been able to successfully recover firearms ranging from AK-47’s, 5.7mm, 9mm, .40 caliber, .357 Sig, among others. Numerous extended or high capacity magazines, a drum magazine, and a large quantity of ammunition were also seized. Crimes committed that led to the seizure of many firearms ranged from various drug charges, domestic violence, felony possession, aggravated assault, and recovered as part of ongoing theft investigations.
It is also worth noting that certain weapons were seized from subjects previously involved in homicide and/or attempted homicide outside of DeSoto Parish.
We would also like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of our deputies who consistently place their own lives in danger, in an effort to keep our DeSoto Parish families safe.
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