I-20 at Camp Road – Exit 107
The Quachita Parish Sheriff places signs on East Bound I-20 just prior to exit 107/Camp Road. The signs say that there is a “Drug Checkpoint 1 mile ahead on I-20 – K9s – Be Prepared to Stop “. There isn’t really a checkpoint on I-20. The Sheriff is lying about that. It’s a lie and a trick. A real drug checkpoint would be unconstitutional. However, a lot of people believe this lie and exit on Camp Road to avoid the advertised illegal checkpoint. When you exit, you will be greeted by about 6 unmarked Sheriff SUVs and a DEA agent. Camp Road doesn’t normally get much traffic, so they assume everyone exiting is carrying drugs. They will make up something ( like for me, not turn signaling when you exit ) and pull you over. The will ask you a bunch of intrusive questions and ask to search your car. Tell them NO when they ask for a search. If you tell them NO, they will illegally detain you for long enough for a drug dog to arrive. If it turns out your car is really drug free, they will still write you a $300 ticket so they can pay for their time. My takeaway – Don’t be a tourist in Monroe, La – they don’t want visitors.