School Drug Task Force

Captain Margie Davis
School Drug Task Force
1120 Government St.
Baton Rouge, La 70802
Phone: (225) 389-5142
Fax: (225) 389-5470
Email S.D.T.F.

Captain Margie Lias began her career with the EBR Parish Sheriff’s Office August 4, 1989 assigned to the Communications Division. Over the years she attended numerous trainings including LSU Police Basic Law Enforcement Academy in January of 1991. Upon graduation she was transferred to Uniform Patrol assigned to Scotlandville Substation as the first African American female. Captain Lias is the widow of Norris Lias; together they have one son, Trevin and one grandson, Kingston.


School Drug Task Force
School Drug Task Force came into being in 1991 from an agreement between then Mayor Tom Ed McHugh, Chief of Police Wayne Rogillo, and former Sheriff Elmer Litchfield. The mission was to monitor and eradicate crimes such as drugs, weapons and assault in the school systems within East Baton Rouge Parish. Agents were chosen from both the Sheriff's Offcie and the Baton Rouge Police Department and numbered five, which included a secretary.


Though small in number, these agents have averaged well over one-hundred and fifty (150) cases each year ending in arrest and seizure of weapons and drugs. With the emergence of shooting throughout the country in school, the Task Force has stepped up the monitoring of these type of acts in an effort to head off any potential threat to our children and school staff. The area of investigation includes all public, private and parochial schools.



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