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Felon in possession of gun, drugs arrested after traffic stop

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A traffic stop ends with officers arresting a man wanted on weapons charges.

Lockport police say their search for Andre Davis began last month, after a woman who let the 31-year-old stay with her reported finding two shotguns in her home. Investigators obtained arrest warrants for Davis for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

On Friday, January 15, police pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation near LA Highway 308 and recognized the passenger as Davis. Officers say he had two small bags of what they suspected was methamphetamine, so they called in a K-9 unit from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office and the dog detected the possible presence of drugs. Police say they found marijuana, hydrocodone, MDMA and other drugs inside the the vehicle, as well as drug paraphernalia, a gun and ammunition.

Davis was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on several drugs and weapons charges. A judge set his bond at $141,000.

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