Suspicious package found in St. Charles

Published 2:49 pm Friday, November 6, 2020

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Sheriff Champagne reports that shortly after 11:45 a.m. the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office

was dispatched to the Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex located at 15536 River Road in Norco, LA for a suspicious package located inside of a delivery truck.


During the investigation it was learned that a delivery truck arrived at the complex for a routine package delivery. As procedure, a Shell employed canine handler conducted an exterior walk of the delivery truck with his canine partner. The canine showed interest in the vehicle, then subsequently a specific package inside of the vehicle.


Although the package was not intended to be delivered to the Shell Manufacturing Facility, or even delivered in St. Charles Parish, additional investigation into the contents of the package was requested.


The Louisiana State Police was contacted and the LSP Emergency Operation Division arrived to assist. After the conclusion of their investigation, it was determined that the contents of the package was narcotic related.


River Road between Goodhope Street and Prospect Avenue in Norco was initially closed for precautionary measures. The roadway was reopened after the contents of the package was determined.