March 18, 2011
The New Orleans Police Department-Public Information Office
NOPD’s Narcotics and Task Force Units Investigated 2,764 Complaints, Made 67 Narcotics Cases and Confiscated 53 Guns
In two weeks, the New Orleans Police Department’s Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated approximately 2,764 complaints. As a result the NOPD’s Task Force Units, they conducted 3 Search Warrants, investigated 82 Felony cases, conducted 792 Vehicle Checks and issued 336 citations. They made 67 Narcotics cases, confiscated 53 guns, and numerous amounts of Crack, Marijuana, Crack Cocaine, Powder Cocaine, and Heroin. These results are from February 27, 2011 thru March 12, 2011.
First District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 537 complaints, made 79 cases including 5 juveniles for 23 Felony, 20 Misdemeanors, 12 Municipal violations and 2 Curfew violators. The units wrote 41 reports, made 454 pedestrian contacts, 17 field interviews, stopped 254 vehicles, wrote 119 citations, and made 24 traffic arrests. They made 7 Narcotics cases and confiscated 2 guns, Narcotics and seized $561.00 in cash.
Second District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 380 complaints, made 39 cases for 6 Felony, 12 Misdemeanors, and 21 Municipal violations. They made 729 pedestrian contacts, 37 field interviews, wrote 19 reports, conducted 134 vehicle stops, issued 46 citations, and made 3 traffic arrests. They made 4 Wanted Checks, 5 Narcotics cases and confiscated Illegal Narcotics.
Third District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 164 complaints, 2 previous complaints, made 21 cases for 2 Felony, 10 Misdemeanors, 9 Municipal violations and had 3 Curfew violators. The units made 22 pedestrian contacts, 67 field interviews, and wrote 17 reports. They made 76 vehicle stops, issued 35 citations, and made 16 traffic arrests. They conducted 1 Wanted Check, 1 Search Warrant and made 1 Narcotics case and confiscated Illegal Drugs.
Fourth District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 274 complaints, 4 previous complaints, made 75 cases for 25 Felony, 40 Misdemeanors, 10 Municipal violations and issued 6 Summons. They conducted 73 vehicle stops, issued 31 citations, made 8 traffic arrests, recovered 1 stolen vehicle and wrote 66 reports. They conducted 78 field interviews, 97 pedestrian contacts, conducted 2 Wanted Checks, made 33 Narcotics cases, and confiscated Narcotics.
Fifth District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 290 complaints, 17 previous complaints, made 41 cases including 1 juvenile for 4 Felony, 31 Misdemeanors, 6 Municipal violations and had 7 Curfew violators. They conducted 115 vehicle checks, issued 22 citations and made 6 traffic arrests. They wrote 41 reports, made 175 pedestrian contacts and 84 field interviews. They made 2 Wanted Checks, 5 Narcotics cases and confiscated 6 guns and Narcotics.
Sixth District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 80 complaints, and 4 hot line complaints. They made 21 cases for 8 Felony, 5 Misdemeanors, 8 Municipal violations and issued 3 Summons. They made 33 pedestrian contacts, 23 field interviews and wrote 16 reports. The units stopped 16 vehicles, wrote 9 citations, and made 5 traffic arrests. They conducted 1 Search Warrant, made 5 Narcotic cases, confiscating 32 guns and Narcotics.
On 3-1-2011 at about 9:30pm, Sixth District Task Force Officers Lucretia Gantner, Jeff Yount, and Drew Deacon were investigating a call of a armed robbery nearJackson Avenue/>and Chippewa Street/>. One block away, they found the door to 726 Philip Street/>wide open. When they checked to see if the suspects had possibly entered the residence, they smelled the burning of Marijuana. The owner of the home was in possession of several baggies of Marijuana, a scale, several Marijuana pipes, and 26 firearms, including assault type rifles, shotguns, revolvers, and handguns with high capacity magazines. The resident of the home was arrested for possession of Marijuana (Second Offence), and possession of firearms with narcotics.
Seventh District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 361 complaints, 4 previous complaints, made 21 cases for 6 Felony, 7 Misdemeanors, 8 Municipal violations and issued 5 Summons. They made 108 pedestrian contacts, 157 field interviews and wrote 19 reports. The units stopped 46 vehicles and wrote 13 citations. They conducted 1 Search Warrant, 1 Wanted Check, made 3 Narcotic cases, and confiscated 5 guns and Narcotics.
Eighth District Narcotics and Task Force Units investigated 678 complaints, 2 previous complaints, made 45 cases for 8 Felony, 13 Misdemeanors, 24 Municipal violations and had 5 Curfew violators. They conducted 15 vehicle checks, issued 61 citations, and wrote 32 reports. They conducted 261 field interviews, 163 pedestrian contacts, 32 Wanted Checks, and made 8 Narcotics cases confiscating 6 guns, Narcotics and seizing $4,000.00 in cash.
The Narcotics and Task Force Units began in July of 2010 and have investigated approximately 58,049 complaints, executed approximately 265 Search Warrants, made approximately 1,734 Felony cases, conducted approximately 22,650 vehicle checks, issued approximately 9,479 citations, made approximately 1,648 Narcotics cases, confiscated approximately 422 guns and numerous amounts of Illegal Narcotics.
The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas/>, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans/>/> is a safer place to live, work and visit. The police force, which currently employs 1,735 dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/New-Orleans-LA/New-Orleans-Police-Department-Official/133853236665761
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An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
Officer Garry Flot
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