The NOPD has arrested four suspects and seized a substantial amount of weapons and illegal drugs on February 24 and 25, 2020.
Based on information and obtained evidence, NOPD Seventh District detectives arrested (pictured clockwise from top left) Terrance Lange (DOB: 07-15-1980), James Tate (DOB: 04-09-1986), Terrance Marco (DOB: 05-09-1980) and Corey Samuel (DOB: 04-23-1986). The arrests were made in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway.
A search of the location yielded multiple firearms and narcotics, along with items commonly used in the distribution of illegal narcotics. In total, the following items were seized in these arrests:
- Two assault rifles with fully loaded 30-round magazines
- One handgun with a fully loaded extended magazine (gun was reported stolen out of St. Bernard Parish)
- One handgun with a loaded magazine
- A total of 312 grams of cocaine
- A total of 11 grams of marijuana
- One digital scale
The suspects were arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on the following respective charges:
- Lange was booked with illegal possession of a stolen firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.
- Tate was booked with felon in possession of a firearm (two counts), possession of cocaine, possession of stolen property, possession of a firearm while in the presence of illegal narcotics, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Marco was booked with illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of illegal narcotics.
- Samuel was booked with illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of illegal narcotics, possession of marijuana.
Anyone with additional information on these suspects is asked to contact NOPD Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070.