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NOPD arrests man for possession of gun stolen in Georgia

Roderick Foucha, 30 (Source: OPP) Roderick Foucha, 30 (Source: OPP)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

New Orleans police arrested a man for possession of a stolen gun. It happened Sunday around 5 p.m. near the intersection of North Claiborne  and Esplanade avenues.

Police say two officers noticed what they believe was a hand-to-hand drug transaction between a driver of a Nissan Altima and a pedestrian. When the officers turned on their lights, the pedestrian took off running and police say the driver of the silver colored Nissan sped off.

After a short chase, officers say the driver bailed out of the car at North Roman Street and Esplanade Avenue.

Officers were able to arrest him a short time later. He's identified as 30-year-old Roderick Foucha. Police say they found Foucha in possession of a fully loaded .45-caliber pistol and a large amount of cash.

During the course of the investigation, officers learned the pistol was reported stolen from the state of Georgia in 2014.

Foucha was booked into Central Lock-up and charged with illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a stolen firearm and flight from an officer. The unidentified pedestrian was never located.

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