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Three 20-Year-Olds Caught with $180,000 Worth of Weed

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 in Drugs, Legislation, Local Issues, National Issues, NOPD

[caption id="attachment_2791" align="alignnone" width="300"] A photo of some of the seized marijuana, valued at roughly $180,000[/caption] The FedEx deliveryman thought he was just dropping off a routine package to the 2600 block of Myrtle Street in Gentilly. What he didn't know was that the package contained over five pounds of premium grade, hydroponic marijuana, and that both New Orleans Narcotic officers and DEA investigators were patiently waiting to arrest whoever signed for it. Working undercover, investigators collected information that 20-year-olds Tyler Self, Frank Bruno, Jr. and Vincent Hirstius were expecting this FedEx package of high-quality bud. Once Self signed for the package, investigators seized it, and detectives immediately obtained and executed a search warrant for the residence. During the search, investigators found 2200 grams of premium grade marijuana - which has a street value of about $180,000. “These detectives worked diligently to make sure they put these drug dealers out of business. The results are startling,” said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas. “These arrests are a great example of what a powerful, combined effort by NOPD detectives and DEA agents can do. Residents in this Gentilly neighborhood are safer tonight because these former suspects' customers won't be coming around.” If you or someone you know has been arrested for possession of marijuana, do not hesitate to call Bloom Legal at 504-599-9997 for immediate assistance and a case evaluation.

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