Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. has cut checks to two local law agencies sharing forfeiture proceeds from drug busts this year in Caddo Parish.

The breakdown by agency is $57,915.98 to the Shreveport Police Department and $23,655.83 to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The $81,571.81 distributed reflects forfeitures from a dozen drug busts by the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit.

The Shreveport Police Department and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics units merged in 2004, creating the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit. It is responsible for drug enforcement throughout the parish. Officers and deputies are assigned to street-level and mid-level investigative units, as well as to the DEA Task Force, FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Ark-La-Tex Narcotics Task Force.

In 2016, Stewart’s first year in office, the Caddo District Attorney’s office distributed more than $582,000 to agencies that included the Caddo and Bossier parish sheriff’s offices; the Shreveport, Bossier City and Greenwood police departments; the Louisiana State Police and Louisiana Probation and Parole; and the Caddo Criminal Court Fund.