Sulphur, LA

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Sulphur is a city of about 21,000 residents in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. It is part of the Lake Charles metropolitan statistical area. At least one web-based reverse sting operation has occurred in the city. In September 2017, undercover officers in Sulphur arrested seven men for solicitation of prostitution. Sulphur Police Department detectives began investigating after receiving complaints of prostitution at local motels.  Using the website, undercover officers identified individuals seeking to pay for sex and learned that some individuals wanted to exchange illegal drugs for prostitution. The officers met with these individuals, resulting in seven arrests. The identities of those arrested were publicly released.





Key Partners

  • Sulphur Police Department
State Louisiana
Type City
Population 20641
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