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Suspect arrested on drugs, weapons charges

Suspect arrested on drugs, weapons charges

Author: Action News 17/Thursday, April 25, 2019/Categories: Front Page, Crime

From Mandeville Police:
Pursuant to a traffic stop on Sunday April 21, 2019, 20-year-old ReJean Wright of Harvey was booked with possession marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, and an expired motor vehicle inspection sticker.

His passenger, 19-year-old Kierra Murphy of Mandeville, was booked with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Just before 2:30PM, Mandeville Patrol Officers stopped a 2002 Acura for an expired motor vehicle inspection sticker in the 4800 block of Hwy 22. The odor of marijuana was detected during the conversation with the vehicle occupants.

A subsequent search of that vehicle produced marijuana, Smith and Wesson semi-auto 9mm pistol, a Century Arms AK style semi-auto 7.62x39 rifle, and a Ruger 10/22 semi-auto .22 caliber rifle. Approximately one hundred rounds of AK ammunition, as well as spent shell casings were also found with the weapons, along with two masks and two pairs of gloves and a crowbar. Those weapons and ammunition along with the spent casings were seized and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab to be compared and tested to try and determine if they had been used in previous crimes, in other jurisdictions.

Both Wright and Murphy were turned over to the St Tammany Parish Jail on the aforementioned charges.

“As chief, I am proud of the proactive police work conducted by our officers. Criminals pay no attention to jurisdictional boundaries but Mandeville remains a safe community because we are vigilant, always looking beyond the traffic violation.”
 
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