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NOPD Announces 4/20 Sobriety Checkpoints

Attention all 4/20 revelers around town: the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced sobriety checkpoints to smoke out any offenders in Orleans Parish ahead of Thursday's notorious unofficial holiday.

Kinder Laws

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, but the City Council is seeing a different type of green. On Thursday (3.17), a unanimous 7-0 vote approved new, lessened penalties for marijuana possession in the Crescent City.

French Quarter Weed Bust

Is there a weed dealing ring in the Marigny and French Quarter? The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) believes so and after a pair of arrests downtown, they are reporting that the “mastermind” may be in custody.

Bad Trip

NOPD Make Big Bust Blocks From Fest

The vending rules at Jazz Fest are pretty strict. Even if you live nearby, the Fest frowns down upon unlicensed sales. If those unlicensed sales are enough drugs to stock Hunter S. Thompson’s suitcase, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) does not appreciate it either. Today, detectives busted a Mid City man for allegedly planning to sell a potpourri of recreational narcotics.

Crack Clampdown

A citizen tip resulted in a bust at an alleged Algiers crack house on Wednesday (4.08). The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Street Gang Task Force Unit arrested three men on drug charges, rescued a baby, and seized a stash of crack after the dust had settled.

Doubling Down on Durst

Despite an extradition order on Monday (3.16), Robert Durst’s New Orleans adventure is not over yet. In addition to the new murder charge in California, Louisiana authorities also booked the controversial con with a few infractions of our own.

Higher Education: Scalise Probes Public on Weed Legalization

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is wondering whether the grass is always greener on the other side. Although he is on the record in opposition to marihuana legalization, the Louisiana republican is polling constituents about the issue.

Mail Nail: NOPD Smokes Out Dealer After 5.6lb of Weed Shipped to Neighbor

Many visitors to Colorado and California think that mailing weed home is just fine. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) disagrees. On Tuesday (12.23), police busted 20 year old Dominic Angelica with 10 pounds of marijuana 10,000 dollars in cash after a neighbor accidentally received one of his shipments.

Tip Leads NOPD to 7 Pound of Pot

In this day and age, someone is always watching. One alleged drug dealer has found out when he was arrested with pounds of pot after an anonymous tip to the police. According to the boys in blue, detectives received a tip that Henderson was up to no good several weeks ago, and have been casing his place ever since. 

Not for Teacher: Educator Busted for Drugs

A Plaquemines Parish school teacher and his roommate are headed for some serious detention after an inter-agency operation ended with a drug bust at their residence. Three different agencies coordinated to follow up on a tip about the educator and ultimately discovered a criminal stash of heroin, acid, 'shrooms, and weed at an uptown residence.

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