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7 Orleans Parish men arrested in drug trafficking organization

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Louisiana State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Task Force along with Troop N troopers conducted a search warrant that net seven Orleans parish men involved in a drug trafficking organization. 

The search warrant was served in the 800 block of Galvez St. in New Orleans.

The search turned up two handguns, one of which was stolen, and various amounts of cocaine, marijuana, and Tramadol pills.

The group of men were being investigated by HIDTA  over the past month and a half after they received a tip regarding the organization.

Detectives also seized over $1,000, nearly 40 grams of powder cocaine, nearly 10 grams of crack cocaine, over 3 grams of marijuana, over 9 grams of Tramadol pills, one stolen HK USP .45 caliber handgun (stolen from Jefferson Parish in November 2016), one Taurus PT111 9mm handgun and other drug paraphernalia.

According to LSP, additional charges may be forthcoming.

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Lock-Up on the following charges:

  • Eric Hill  – Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I and II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Stolen Firearm
  • Timothy Kemp – Possession with Intent to distribute a Schedule I, II and IV Controlled Dangerous Substance (4 counts), Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest by Flight
  • Tavuki Williams – Possession with Intent to distribute a Schedule I and II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Resisting Arrest by Flight
  • Isadore Cooper – Possession with Intent to distribute a Schedule I and II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Resisting Arrest by Flight
  • Edward Thomas – Possession with Intent to distribute a Schedule I and II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Alvin Nelson  –  Possession with Intent to distribute a Schedule I and II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Darrion Hubbard – Possession with Intent to distribute a Schedule I and II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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