NEWORLEANS-- It's been 21 days since Louisiana State Police troopers have started patrolling the French Quarter and surrounding areas.
They say, so far, they have made over 230 arrests that involved 350 charges.
Over 100 of those charges were for narcotics. They have also seized 17 stolen vehicles and taken 13 illegal guns off the street. Troopers have stopped over 1700 vehicles in and around the city of New Orleans and have written 1,200 tickets. Plus, they have helped New Orleans police respond to 700 calls for service.
'We're doing everything they can so New Orleans can place their attention where they need it throughout the city, and we're going to continue to do that,'said Louisiana State Police Col.Mike Edmonson. 'I'm very impressed with the men and women who have been down here for the last 21 days.'
The city has asked state police to stay in New Orleans past Labor Day, but Edmonson said that's not possible.