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Detectives Confiscate Assault Rifle During Traffic Stop on South I-10 Service Road

NEW ORLEANS – NOPD has arrested Jeryan Edwards (DOB: 7-12-1993) for illegal carrying of a weapon and resisting an officer.

Detectives Confiscate Assault Rifle During Traffic Stop on South I-10 Service RoadOn August 4, 2017, at approximately 2:15 p.m., NOPD detectives Brandon Coleman and Nick Davis conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle traveling in the 8100 block of South I-10 Service Road. Edwards was a passenger in the back seat of the car, and during the traffic stop he exited the vehicle and attempted to flee. The officers managed to apprehend Edwards and attempted to secure him in handcuffs; however he disregarded the officers’ commands and actively resisted their attempt to secure him.

During the struggle a blue steel semi-automatic assault rifle with a pistol grip stock fell to the ground. The gun had been concealed under Edwards’ clothing. After securing Edwards the officers retrieved and identified the firearm as a Draco 7.62×39 caliber assault rifle with a 30 shot capacity magazine. Edwards was then transported to Central Lock-up and booked.

If you have information about this incident please contact any Seventh District detective at 504-658-6070, or call the NOPD non-emergency number at 504-821-2222.

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