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Pro-Active NOPD Patrol Leads to Narcotics Arrest

by Karen A Boudrie

January 9, 2024

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Good Police Work, Narcotics, Seventh District

Pro-Active NOPD Patrol Leads to Narcotics Arrest

A pro-active patrol by NOPD Seventh District officers led to the arrest of one person and the confiscation of various narcotics and cash.

On January 3, 2024, at about 9:16 p.m., Seventh District officers were patrolling in the 9700 block of Chef Menteur Highway and conducted a traffic stop.

The driver was detained after officer's saw narcotics in plain view.  A search warrant led to the confiscation of cocaine, marijuana, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, cash and narcotics paraphernalia.

Arrested was Manuel Trueblood, black male DOB: 8-25-1971.  Trueblood was booked accordingly into the Orleans Justice Center.

Anyone with additional information about this incident or this suspect is asked to contact the Seventh District at (504) 658-6070 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

All persons are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.


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