A Louisiana woman found a tracking device on her car and removed it, not knowing what it was. Police put it there after arresting her on drug charges. A local NAACP president contacted the police, who demanded the tracking device be returned. Police refused to produce the device, saying they had a warrant for the device. Such devices are illegal for civilians to use in Louisiana, but legal for law enforcement in some circumstances. "I didn't know if it was a bomb, but then I did find out it was a tracker," the woman said. Police: "This is part of an ongoing investigation involving Ms. Beverly and a suspect with federal warrants" A warrant was obtained for the surveillance equipment, according to police, but they didn't provide it to the woman when asked to.
The NAACP president said police asked him to contact the police on the woman's behalf. The device had been placed by the Warrick County Sheriff's Office, who suspected the woman of being a drug dealer. The tracking device stopped signaling its location a week later and when police went to retrieve it from the vehicle. The cops were not the ones to find the device either, despite being the ones who monitor it.