Crime: NOPD: 3 arrested after cash, drugs, guns seized

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The New Orleans Police Department announced the arrest of three suspects and the removal of numerous narcotics from the New Orleans area.

a group of items on a table © NOPD

The NOPD said they were on patrol at 10:20 p.m. Friday in the 5200 block of Basinview Drive and saw two vehicles parked with two men outside of the vehicles.

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Based on the actions of the individuals and determining one of them to be in possession of a handgun, the officers said they suspected illegal activity.

The men were detained and search warrants were executed for the vehicles.

Upon search of the vehicles and subjects, the NOPD said the following items were discovered:

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  • Approximately $4,200 in cash
  • Approximately 4.5 pounds of marijuana
  • 329 Ecstasy pills
  • 1,067 Xanax pills
  • 623 Tramadol pills
  • 1,443 Adderall pills
  • 16 Percocet pills
  • 48 pints of bottled Promethazine
  • Four (4) Oxycodone pills
  • 29 glass tubes containing hash
  • Two (2) digital scales
  • One (1) money counting machine
  • One (1) fully loaded 9mm handgun
  • One (1) fully loaded 9mm handgun with a laser mount

Officers arrested 27-year-old Clarence Albert, 27-year-old Dameon Earls and 29-year-old Melvin Winnins.

Albert was charged with possession of the listed narcotics with intent to distribute, two counts of illegal carrying of a weapon while in possession of narcotics and possession of a stolen firearm, reported stolen out of Slidell.

Earls was charged with illegal carrying of a weapon.

Winnins was charged with illegal possession of marijuana.

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