Suspect arrested with stash of fentanyl pills, cash, and gun during Mardi Gras


This is the time of year when people from all over the country descend on New Orleans to commemorate an exciting time featuring great food and nightlife.

The event can also be a magnet for those looking to cause trouble, and law enforcement is well aware that they’ll have to be at the top of their game to prevent issues.

On February 18, Louisiana State Police arrested a suspect in a case that has made headlines across the country. The suspect was carrying more than 200 Fentanyl tablets, $4,200, a gun, and other illegal drugs and related equipment during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter.

At this juncture of the investigation, it’s unclear what the suspect intended to do with these possessions, and where the individual may have been heading during the Mardi Gras festivities. Had the person not been detained, it’s possible that the weapon could have been used to cause a lot of destruction among a large crowd.

Fentanyl is also an exceedingly dangerous drug that is commonly linked to overdoses. It’s a versatile substance that can often be added to or combined with illegitimate medicine. Because of this, it can be difficult to understand how much fentanyl a person is consuming.

It’s an extremely powerful chemical as well, as it’s reported to be up to 100 times stronger than morphine. In the wrong setting, even a minimal amount of fentanyl can prove to be deadly.

Details are unfolding regarding the circumstances of this arrest, including information about how the suspect may be charged.

The Johnson Firm hopes that everyone in the state is having a happy, healthy, and safe Mardi Gras. We can be reached at (337) 433-1414 to assist with motor vehicle crashes or violent crime injuries.

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