St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Address: #2 Courthouse Square, Chalmette, 70043 LA
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St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office is located at #2 Courthouse Square, Chalmette, 70043 LA. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office phone number is 504-271-2501.

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office News

Today the Motorcycle unit of the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office was out working the Veterans Day parade. #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in annual Veterans Day parade The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office joined forces with several other agencies, including Parish Government and the Fire Department, to participate in the parish’s annual Veterans Day parade held Nov. 11 in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Coordinated by St. Bernard Parish Government, the celebration is held each year to show appreciation for veterans of all branches of the military who have served in the past, as well as those who serve and protect today. The parade, which began at 9:30 a.m. near the corner of West Judge Perez Drive and Old Hickory Avenue, disbanded at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette. Several veterans participated in the parade, as well as school marching groups and Honor Guard, Color Guard and ROTC. Immediately following the parade, parish officials honored veterans during a ceremony in front of the Veterans Monument at the Civic Center. All veterans received a light lunch from Rocky and Carlo’s Restaurant, sponsored by Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, which also provided the transportation for the veterans. #sbso

The St. Bernard Sheriff's Office administrative offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The office will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 13.

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies Deputies Donny Saucier, left, and Ashley Blasio graduated Nov. 8 from the Peace Officers Standards and Training, or P.O.S.T., basic police academy at the St. Charles Parish Regional P.O.S.T. Academy.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office investigating body found in Violet The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found shortly before 11 a.m. on Nov. 8 near a wooded area in Violet, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. The deceased male was found in the 5400 block of East Judge Perez Drive. Foul play is not suspected at this time, but the cause of death is unclassified and will be determined pending an autopsy by the St. Bernard Coroner’s Office. #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office books two men with armed robbery, issues warrant for third *****Cory Kelly is now in custody. Two men were booked Nov. 5 in connection with an armed robbery in Meraux, and an arrest warrant has been issued for a third, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Cory Catanese, 26, of the 3000 block of Judy Drive in Meraux, and Jermaine Miller, 37, of the 2400 block of Cora Ann Street in Violet, were both booked with four counts of armed robbery. An arrest warrant has been issued for Cory Kelly, 30,(now in custody) of the 2100 block of Livaccari Drive in Violet, for four counts of armed robbery. Shortly after 1 p.m. on Nov. 5, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about an armed robbery in the 2800 block of Munster Boulevard in Meraux. When deputies arrived on the scene, they came into contact with four victims who said two masked gunmen approached one of them in their driveway, brandished an AR-15 style rifle and demanded entry into their home. The victims said the suspects made one of them enter a bedroom and open a safe. The suspects took pain medication and $100 in cash and fled the scene. Through eyewitness accounts, detectives with the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify Catanese as one of the suspects. A search warrant was executed on Catanese’s home, where detectives apprehended Catanese and Miller. Kelly was identified through the use of video surveillance. Detectives have reason to believe the men were aware one of the victims had just filled a prescription for pain medication. The victims were not injured during the incident and the gun used in the robbery was recovered, Sheriff Pohlmann said. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cory Kelly, or other information about the case, is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers GNO at (504) 822-1111. Tipsters who call Crimestoppers can remain anonymous, do not have to testify and could be eligible for a cash reward. #sbso

2018 St. Bernard Property Tax notices mailed; Due by Dec. 31 The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, in accordance with Louisiana law, has mailed the 2018 property tax notices via U.S. mail to parish property owners and the taxes must be paid by Dec. 31 before becoming delinquent. These notices were mailed to the address on file as provided to the St. Bernard Parish Tax Assessor’s Office. If anyone receives a tax notice for property they no longer own, please notify the Sheriff’s Civil Tax Office at (504) 271-2504 during regular business hours – Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. If a property owner has moved and hasn’t received their 2018 tax bill, they need to call the Sheriff’s Office to give their new mailing address so the tax bill can be sent to them, and they also must call or visit the St. Bernard Tax Assessor’s office to give their permanent address change. The Tax Assessor’s office is located at 2118 Jackson Blvd., directly behind the Parish Courthouse in Chalmette. The Tax Assessor’s number is (504) 279-6379. The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office only maintains the address change for the current mailing. The Assessor’s Office keeps the permanent address. The Sheriff’s Civil Tax office is located on the second floor of the Sheriff’s Annex, at #2 Courthouse Square in Chalmette. The Annex – which is raised above ground – faces Pakenham Drive and is the second of two buildings directly behind the Courthouse. Property taxes for 2018 are due by Dec. 31 and afterward are considered delinquent. The Civil Division office, where such bills are paid, will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 21 and will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. The office will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 27. The office also will be closed Dec. 31 for the New Year’s holiday and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 2. There is a drop box at the front entrance to the building for after-hours use. Tax bills can also be paid online on the Sheriff’s Office website at www.sbso.org. Go to the left side of the front page to a tan-colored box near the top which says Pay Property Taxes. #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office books two men in connection with robbery in Chalmette Two Chalmette men were arrested Nov. 5 in connection with a robbery that took place overnight in Chalmette, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Treyvon Magee, 19, of Old Hickory Avenue in Chalmette, was booked with two counts of attempted first degree robbery. Dayton Walters, 17, also of Old Hickory Avenue in Chalmette, was booked with two counts of principle to first degree robbery. Shortly after midnight on Monday, Nov. 5, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a robbery in the 3000 block of Jean Lafitte Parkway in Chalmette. When deputies arrived on the scene they were met by a male and female victim who stated two unknown males approached them in a black Toyota sedan as they were walking on Jean Lafitte Parkway near the intersection of Galleon Drive. The victims said one of the male suspects exited the vehicle with his hand under his shirt implying he had a weapon, and demanded the female hand over her purse. During the incident, the male and female victim said they attempted to flee, but came into contact with the suspects again nearby. The male victim said one of the suspects, later identified as Magee, lunged at him, causing him to stab Magee in self defense with a pocket knife he was carrying. Both victims were unharmed during the incident, Sheriff Pohlmann said. The suspects fled the scene, but were later apprehended when Magee sought treatment at a nearby hospital. Walters was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked. Magee was booked following being treated and released from the hospital. A criminal background check was conducted on both suspects, which revealed Magee was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Picayune, Mississippi for armed robbery. ****photos not available at this time**** #sbso

Have you ever wanted to turn back time? Well, this Saturday you get to do just that as Daylight Saving Time ends. At 2:00 am Sunday morning we will turn back the clocks to 1:00 am and relive that hour once again.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in School System’s Red Ribbon Week The St. Bernard Parish School System recently held its annual anti-drug campaign known as Red Ribbon Week, an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October across the United States. Several guest speakers, including St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann and Charles Cassar, St. Bernard School System’s Cultural Arts and Drug-Free Schools Coordinator, told local students their future is bright if they can avoid the pitfalls of drug and alcohol use. They also spoke to the students about the dangers of drinking and driving, as well as distracted driving caused by texting while behind the wheel. Sheriff Pohlmann told students about how Red Ribbon Week was originated to honor the memory of Enrique “Kiki” Camerena, a U.S. Drug Enforcement agent murdered while assigned to investigate drug trafficking in Mexico near the U.S. border. The agent was kidnapped, tortured and killed. Congress proclaimed the first Red Ribbon Week in 1988 in honor of the agent, and some 80 million people continue to participate in the event each year. Cassar said the St. Bernard School System has celebrated Red Ribbon Week each October for three decades, in recognition of the importance “of trying to bring substance abuse awareness” to students, he said. Sheriff Pohlmann visited several schools during Red Ribbon Week, conveying to students the importance of making wise decisions in life, like staying away from drugs and alcohol and choosing their friends wisely. He also spoke to students about the dangers of texting and driving. #sbso

Marrero man shot in shoulder after striking St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office unit with stolen vehicle A Marrero man driving a stolen vehicle was shot in the shoulder after he struck a St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office unit several times while fleeing from deputies attempting to make a traffic stop, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Shortly before 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a 2015 black Chevy Malibu listed as stolen out of New Orleans being spotted in Chalmette. Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of St. Bernard Highway and Pakenham Drive in Chalmette. The driver, a 25-year-old male, refused to stop and led deputies on a pursuit, eastbound on St. Bernard Highway and onto the Chalmette Ferry landing. As the suspect was attempting to flee on the ferry landing, he struck a patrol car several times with the stolen vehicle. A deputy fired at the vehicle as it careened toward him, striking the suspect in the shoulder. The suspect was apprehended and transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Sheriff Pohlmann said. An arrest warrant has been issued and will be executed upon his release from the hospital. The suspect is wanted for three counts of attempted first degree murder on a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer, and aggravated criminal damage to property. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may filed. Christopher Pace, 25, of the 1700 block of Betty Street in Marrero, was booked Nov. 1 with three counts of attempted first degree murder on a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer, and aggravated criminal damage to property. #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office hosts police motorcycle training for its own deputies and other departments St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with officers from several other agencies, recently participated in a rigorous two-week motorcycle training course to obtain certifications to safely ride with their respective motorcycle divisions on the street, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Participants in the course, held throughout October, included deputies from St. Bernard, as well as the Louisiana State Police, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Orleans Criminal Sheriff’s Office, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gretna Police Department and the Orleans Levee District Police Department. Course instructors included St. Bernard Dep. Glen Markham and Sgt. Bryan Fleetwood, as well as Lt. Markus Smith with the Louisiana State Police, Sgt. Jeff Navo with Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Eddie Brauner with the Orleans Levee District Police Department, and Dep. Jonathan Balestra with Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office. In addition to passing the initial 80-plus hour certification course, deputies must recertify once a year and state troopers every six months in order to continue riding on the street. The skills taught during the course include: rider and motorcycle preparation, defensive riding strategies, riding in a straight line, cornering, braking, shifting, clutch-throttle control, and basic crash avoidance techniques. Following successful completion of the course, deputies also spend an additional week on the road in escort training. Sheriff James Pohlmann said holding this type of training for deputies gives the Sheriff’s Office more options for using motorcycle officers and provides them with the tools to be safe on the road. Currently, the Sheriff said, there are eight St. Bernard deputies who are certified to ride motorcycles for the department. Deputies in the motorcycle division ride during parades, road races and special events, and they also serve as escorts and sometimes help with traffic enforcement. #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween. Here are some other Halloween safety tips offered by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office: Make sure children understand to never enter a stranger’s home, and when trick-or-treating is over no goodies should be eaten until they are taken home and sorted out to check that they are safe. Plan to wear costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flames. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. Also, when shopping for costumes, wigs or accessories, purchase only those with a label indicating they are flame-resistant. Secure emergency identification, such as your child’s name, address, and phone number, discreetly within Halloween attire or on a bracelet. Consider using makeup rather than masks since masks can limit or block visibility. Provide each child with a flashlight or battery-powered lantern with fresh batteries. Always travel in groups and make sure a parent or responsible adult accompanies young children on their neighborhood rounds. Make sure children know their home phone number or a parent’s cell phone number and know to call 911 if they have an emergency or become lost. Only trick-or-treat in well-known neighborhoods at homes that have a lit porch light. Secure pets at home so they don’t get excited or run away when children come to your residence looking for treats. #sbso

The St. Bernard Sheriff's Office administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 1 in observance of All Saints Day. The office will reopen Friday, Nov. 2. #sbso

Claiborne Ave. Bridge Full Closure TOMORROW 9a-2p (This is the closure that was postponed recently because of the closure of the Florida Ave. bridge): Judge Seeber (Claiborne Avenue) Bridge on LA 39 will have a full closure on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM for maintenance work. Alternate Routes: St. Claude or Florida Avenue Bridges #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in Home Depot Kids Safety Day The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, along with the St. Bernard Fire Department, Louisiana State Police and Acadian Ambulance, participated in the Chalmette Home Depot’s annual St. Bernard Kids Safety Day held Saturday, Oct. 27 in the store parking lot, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. The event featured games, crafts and building workshops for children, as well as food and refreshments. The Sheriff’s Office brought along its Mobile Command Post, armored SWAT vehicle and bomb robot, and the St. Bernard Fire Department had its Fire Safety House on site. There also were a few antique cars on display. #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Drug Take-Back Day a success Residents properly disposed of nearly 100 pounds of unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 27 as the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participated in the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Narcotics officers with the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office accepted the unwanted medications over a four-hour period at the Special Investigations Division substation, 7001 W. Judge Perez Drive in Arabi. Representatives from Ochsner Hospital’s Opioid Stewardship Program also participated in the event. "We are glad so many residents took advantage of this opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of unused drugs so they don't fall into the hands of youngsters who might misuse them or thieves who could sell them on our streets," Sheriff Pohlmann said. The Drug Take Back initiative, part of a national effort spearheaded by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has seen more than 4.8 million pounds of prescription drugs collected nationwide since its inception in 2010. Sheriff Pohlmann said residents who could not make the recent Drug Take Back Day can properly dispose of unwanted medications year-round at the Sheriff’s Office substation located at 4700 Paris Road in Chalmette. The drop box located at the Paris Road substation was installed as part of an initiative by state Attorney General Jeff Landry, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. The goal of the initiative is to have a location in every Louisiana parish where residents can drop off unwanted medications at any time in an effort to fight the opioid epidemic. #sbso

From DOTD: Road or Lane Status I-510, Orleans Parish, SP H.012590 Friday, October 26, 2018 3:21 PM Northbound I-510 from the Green Bridge to I-10, there will be a single lane closure from Monday, October 29th thru Friday, November 2nd from 5:00 AM to 3:30 PM, while crews perform asphaltic concrete overlay. Southbound I-510 from I-10 to the Green Bridge, there will be a single lane closure from Monday, October 29th thru Friday, November 2nd from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, while crews perform asphaltic concrete overlay. #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Drug Take-Back Day set for Oct. 27 Do you need to clean out your medicine cabinet? Do you have unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications you would like to dispose of properly? If so, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann encourages you to drop them off Saturday, Oct. 27 as the Sheriff’s Office participates in the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back. Narcotics officers with the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office will accept unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Special Investigations Division substation, 7001 W. Judge Perez Drive in Arabi, near the corner of Aycock Street. For those not able to make the Oct. 27 event, the Sheriff’s Office also has a drop box located year-round at the substation at 4700 Paris Road in Chalmette. The drop box located at the Paris Road substation was installed as part of an initiative by state Attorney General Jeff Landry, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. The goal of the initiative is to have a location in every Louisiana parish where residents can drop off unwanted medications at any time in an effort to fight the opioid epidemic. Cutline for photo: The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Special Investigations Division substation, 7001 W. Judge Perez Drive in Arabi, near the corner of Aycock Street. #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office ‘Refuse To Be A Victim’ lecture registration St. Bernard Parish residents looking for free expert advice on crime prevention measures for their home or business are encouraged to register for the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office’s "Refuse To Be a Victim" lecture set for Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Sheriff’s Training Center, 2118 Jackson Blvd. in Chalmette. Presented by Capt. Charles Borchers, head of community relations and longtime Crime-Prevention and Neighborhood Watch director for the Sheriff’s Office, and Sgt. Eric Eilers, the lecture will include safety tips on how to avoid becoming a crime victim. “Refuse To Be A Victim” is nationally recognized program founded in 1993. To register, call Capt. Borchers at (504) 278-7628 or Sgt. Eilers at (504) 278-7799. #sbso

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office closed the 20th session of its Citizens Police Academy with a graduation ceremony Oct. 24 at Nunez Community College in Chalmette. Sheriff James Pohlmann addressed the graduates, along with Capt. Charles Borchers, head of community relations and longtime Crime-Prevention and Neighborhood Watch director for the Sheriff’s Office. Dr. Tina Tinney, Nunez Community College Chancellor, also spoke at the event and commended the graduates for their quest for knowledge and desire to better their community. Roy Richard, a member of the graduating class, spoke at the event on behalf of the entire graduating class of about two dozen St. Bernard residents. Richard presented Capt. Charles Borchers and Sgt. Eric Eilers, organizers of the program, with gifts of appreciation from the class. The Citizens Police Academy is an annual 10-week, free program offered by the Sheriff’s Office that is designed to provide residents with the opportunity to learn more about what the men and women of the department do on a day-to-day basis to keep their community safe. Capt. Borchers said nearly 900 citizens have completed the course since its inception. During the course, participants heard from veteran representatives of each division of the Sheriff’s Office who spoke on various phases of law enforcement, including patrol work, narcotics enforcement, detective duties, and SWAT team Demonstrations. Participants visited the Parish Courthouse and Parish Prison, and they used a computerized firearms simulator borrowed from Louisiana State Attorney General Jeff Landry's Office. For more information about the program, call Capt. Borchers at (504) 278-7628 or Sgt. Eilers at (504) 278-7799. #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to participate in Home Depot Kids Safety Day The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office will participate in The Chalmette Home Depot’s annual St. Bernard Kids Safety Day set for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Home Depot parking lot, 8601 W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. The event is open to St. Bernard Parish children of all ages who are accompanied by an adult. There will be games, food, refreshments, and a workshop will be held where children are shown how to build various things. The Sheriff’s Office will have on display various pieces of special equipment, including its Mobile Command Post, armored SWAT vehicle and bomb robot. The St. Bernard Fire Department will bring its Fire Safety House to show kids how to drop and roll on the floor to escape smoke in a burning building. An antique car show also will take place in the parking lot. #sbso

SBSO arrests three Chalmette men, seize marijuana and stolen handgun Three Chalmette men were arrested Oct. 10 with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and two handguns, one of which was reported stolen, were recovered during the course of an undercover investigation conducted by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Izeah White, 22, of the 3300 block of Golden Drive in Chalmette, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and felony possession of a firearm. Dorian Charles, 23, of West Carolina Drive in Chalmette, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and felony possession of firearm. Emon Thompson, 20, of the 3300 block of Golden Drive in Chalmette, was booked with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia. After obtaining a search warrant for White and Thompson’s residence on Golden Drive, agents recovered 60 grams of marijuana, a .9mm handgun which was reported stolen out of New Orleans, a .10mm handgun, and drug paraphernalia, including clear plastic bags and a digital scale, the Sheriff said. All three subjects were transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked. A criminal history check was conducted on all three subjects which revealed Charles and White both have prior felony convictions. Charles and White are both being held in St. Bernard on $100,000 bonds. Thompson was released Oct. 15 on a $55,000 bond, but was transferred to Orleans Parish Prison on outstanding warrants out of the New Orleans Sheriff’s Office and the New Orleans Police Department. Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff's Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon. #sbso

ST. CLAUDE AVENUE BRIDGE (LA 46) The St. Claude Avenue Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Tuesday, October 23rd and Wednesday, October 24th, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, for bridge inspection work. Both of the left travel lanes will be closed during the inspection, but both right lanes and pedestrian walkways will be open, and the bridge will operate normally for marine traffic. #sbso

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Drug Take-Back Day set for Oct. 27 St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann encourages residents to properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 27 as the Sheriff’s Office participates in the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back. Narcotics officers with the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office will accept unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Special Investigations Division substation, 7001 W. Judge Perez Drive in Arabi, near the corner of Aycock Street. "Residents should take this opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of unused drugs so they don't fall into the hands of youngsters who might misuse them or thieves who could sell them on our streets," Sheriff Pohlmann said. The initiative, part of a national effort spearheaded by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has seen more than 4.8 million pounds of prescription drugs collected since its inception in 2010. For those not able to make the Oct. 27 event, the Sheriff’s Office also has a drop box located year-round at the substation at 4700 Paris Road in Chalmette. The drop box located at the Paris Road substation was installed as part of an initiative by state Attorney General Jeff Landry, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. The goal of the initiative is to have a location in every Louisiana parish where residents can drop off unwanted medications at any time in an effort to fight the opioid epidemic. #sbso