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NOPD Arrests Suspect on Drug, Gun Charges on Fern Street

by Aaron E. Looney

October 17, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Good Police Work, Second District

NOPD Arrests Suspect on Drug, Gun Charges on Fern Street

The NOPD has arrested Henry Jones (DOB: 07-06-1992) on drug and gun possession charges in connection with an incident that occurred on October 13, 2017 in the 3400 block of Fern Street.

At about 10 a.m., Second District officers were in the area to serve search and arrest warrant at a residence in the area for Jones on drug distribution charges. 

During their search of the residence, officers found Jones in a rear bathroom and placed him under arrest. A pat down of Jones’ person revealed a large wad of denominated currency in his pants pocket. Officers also found the window to the bathroom open and, outside of the window, found clear plastic bags containing a firearm, several individually wrapped clear bags of vegetative matter – which later tested positive as marijuana – and other items commonly used in the distribution of illegal narcotics. Further investigation of the residence revealed additional vegetative matter consistent with marijuana and additional drug distribution paraphernalia.

Jones was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, illegal carrying of a weapon while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery and violation of a protective order while in possession of a firearm. In addition, Jones was booked under separate fugitive warrants out of Jefferson Parish for theft and traffic violations.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Second District detectives at 504-658-6020. 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.