Jun 102014

Darrin Hawkins (via opcso.org)

Darrin Hawkins (via opcso.org)

New Orleans police investigators found powder cocaine, a shotgun and two pistols in a narcotics raid on Mars Place in the Gert Town area, leading to an arrest warrant for a 22-year-old man, authorities said.

In a separate case, two men were arrested on marijuana and gun-possession charges following another drug case on Milan Street, police said.

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A search warrant by the NOPD Second District general-assignment task force “led to the confiscation of .20 grams of powder cocaine, an assortment of drug paraphernalia, a loaded 12-gauge Riverside Arms shotgun, a loaded .40-caliber Springfield armory pistol, and one loaded 45 caliber Colt pistol,” according to NOPD news release.

The raid took place on Mars Place, a small residential side street about a block off the intersection of South Carrollton Avenue and Earhart Boulevard. Crime maps show a narcotics case there on the afternoon of June 2.

Following the search, a warrant was issued for the arrest of 22-year-old Rashad James, the release states, but he has not yet been arrested in the case, according to Orleans Parish jail records. James was an alleged accomplice in the 2009 slaying of Donato Quinn on South Dupre Street, and pleaded guilty in December 2012 to an accessory charge with a sentence of five years with credit for time served from his September 2009 arrest, according to court records. The triggerman in the case, Douglas “Pooh” Reeder, received a 29-year sentence for his guilty plea to manslaughter, according to The Times-Picayune.

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

In a separate case, the same Second District general-assignment unit seized “a loaded .25-caliber Phoenix Arms pistol, 114.8 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, baggies used to package illegal narcotics, and $114 in U.S. currency” from a raid in the 2700 block of Milan, according to a news release. A drug case is listed in that location on June 8, the crime maps show.

Tyrus Green, 44, and Darrin Hawkins, 29, were both arrested in the Milan Street case. Green was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and other drug crimes, while Hawkins was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm in the presence of narcotics.

An additional charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon against Hawkins was dropped for lack of probable cause, court records show, and he remains in jail with a $11,000 bond. Green’s bond was set at $26,000, and he is no longer listed in the Orleans Parish jail.

The news release says the general-assignment unit’s investigations will continue on a weekly basis, and attributes their leads to street-level sales, “intensive surveillance” and CrimeStoppers tips.

  2 Responses to “Cocaine, shotgun and pistols found in Gert Town drug raid; two arrested in Milan Street marijuana case”

  1. GDS!!! Didn’t make no sense at all to make an arrest with bonds that low… All the system wants is $$$ from these criminals, knowing their gonna be right back out again to continue the cycle of Drugs & Violence, Smh… Louisiana Justice System Sucks!!!!!

  2. Why in the world are the bonds so low??!!

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