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NOPD Arrests Suspect for Gun, Drug Possession Charges

by Aaron E. Looney

August 4, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Good Police Work, Seventh District

NOPD Arrests Suspect for Gun, Drug Possession Charges

The NOPD on August 2, 2017 arrested Jarrin Rainey (DOB: 09-17-1999) on gun and drug possession charges stemming from a traffic stop at the intersection of Viola Street and Hammond Road.

At about 8:02 p.m., Seventh District officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the location. During the traffic stop, a passenger in the vehicle – later identified as Rainey – exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. Officers pursued Rainey on foot and apprehended him after a brief pursuit. Upon a search of Rainey’s person, he was found to be in possession of two firearms, one of which was reported stolen from East Baton Rouge Parish, as well as a small amount of marijuana.

Rainey was arrested for two counts of illegal carrying of a weapon and one count each of illegal possession of a stolen firearm and simple possession of marijuana.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the NOPD Seventh District at 504-658-6070. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.