LAPLACE – St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre has appointed Det. Sgt. Brian Schum and Milli as fourth quarter officer for 2021. Sgt. Schum and Milli, a 2-year-old black lab, were recognized for their outstanding work with the Drug Enforcement Agency-New Orleans Prohibition Task Force. With Det. Sgt. Schum and Milli are Sheriff Tregre and Dawn Butler of Moore New Homes, the fourth quarter officer’s godfather.
As of February 2021, Sgt. Schum and Milli aided the DEA – New Orleans Airport Ban Task Force in New Orleans in the seizure of nearly $ 1 million determined by the DEA to be the proceeds of the sale and distribution of illegal drugs.
After four weeks of rigorous training, Det. Sgt. Schum and Milli were certified on February 12, 2021 by the National Narcotics Detector Dog Association.
Less than two weeks later, the K9 team made their first drug discovery, leading to the arrest of a suspect. On February 23, 2021, the team sniffed narcotics from luggage belonging to a suspicious subject. Milli alerted to the smell of illegal drugs inside the luggage. A probable cause search for the baggage was launched and officers found nearly $ 72,000 in cash which was believed to be the proceeds of the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics.
On April 8, 2021, det. Sgt. Schum and Milli inhaled narcotics from a backpack seized on a suspicious subject. Milli alerted to the smell of illegal drugs coming from the backpack. A probable cause search of the backpack revealed approximately 44 grams of marijuana and approximately $ 19,000 in cash determined to be the proceeds of the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics.
On June 24, 2021, det. Sgt. Schum and Milli carried out a narcotics inhalation of a suspicious baggage bound for California. Milli gave Det. Sgt. Schum issued a positive alert to the smell of illegal drugs coming from the luggage. Due to Milli’s positive alert, officers obtained a search warrant and recovered $ 250,000 in cash from baggage. Officers also discovered that a second piece of baggage and the owner of the baggage were scheduled to arrive in California. DEA agents in California were able to obtain a search warrant and the owner of the baggage, along with the second baggage, was arrested as DEA agents recovered an additional $ 200,000 in US currency.
On November 17, 2021, Det. Sgt. Schum and Milli inhaled narcotics in the baggage seized from a suspect. Milli alerted to the smell of illegal drugs coming from the luggage. A probable cause search in the baggage revealed more than $ 130,000 in US dollars determined by the DEA to be proceeds from the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics.