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LPD to terminate Metro Narcotics intergovernmental agreement with LPSO

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - In a letter to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard has requested to terminate metro narcotics operations between the two departments.

"Regarding the Lafayette Police Department's (LPD) participation in the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task force, please be aware that after much consideration I have decided that the Lafayette Police Department will concentrate all available services on specifically targeting drug issues within the city of Lafayette," Aguillard said in a letter.

The police department will be assigning the metro narcotics personnel within only the city limits, the chief said. Read Aguillard's full letter below:

In a response sent on Thursday, Sheriff Mark Garber said he disagreed with the decision to terminate the agreement.

"While I respect your decision, I do not agree that this is the best course of action. Metro Narcotics has served the citizens of Lafayette Parish well by combining the resources of Parish's two finest agencies," Garber said in the letter. "By separating, we are taking a step backwards and ultimately becoming less efficient in how we enforce narcotic laws."

You can read the full letter below:

 


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