Crimestoppers Tip Leads To Illegal Drug Bust

Posted on: April 29, 2015 | Posted in: Breaking News

NOPD ARRESTS SUSPECT FOR LSD, MUSHROOMS AND OTHER ILLEGAL NARCOTICS ON VERNA COURT

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The NOPD Third District General Assignment Unit, along with the assistance of the DEA Task Force and Homeland Security Investigators, arrested 32-year-old Christian Prechter and booked him with charges including possession with the intent to distribute narcotics.  The incident took place April 23, 2015, at 1421 Verna Street.

Detectives received information from a Crimestoppers Tip that illegal drugs were being sold from the location.

During the course on the investigation and after conducting surveillance, it was determined that the suspect was selling narcotics from the location.  While detectives were preparing a search warrant for the location, Prechter left the location in a vehicle at which time detectives conducted a narcotics stop.  Detectives found Prechter in possession of approximately twelve OxyContin tablets.   

Detectives executed the search warrant at the location and found approximately two pounds of marijuana, approximately two pounds of psilocybin (hallucinogenic mushrooms), approximately one pound of hash, approximately seven grams of LSD (lysergic acid) and approximately $1,800.00 in cash.

Prechter was transported to central lock up and booked with possession with the intent to distribute hash, psilocybin (mushrooms), Oxycontin and marijuana, possession of marijuana and distribution of marijuana.   

Below is a photograph of the confiscated illegal drugs.

LSD, MUSHROOMS AND OTHER ILLEGAL NARCOTICS ON VERNA COURT

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s).  You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org

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Officer Garry Flot
D-29477-15  



P.O. Box 55249, Metairie, Louisiana 70055-5249
Phone: 504.837.8477
Fax: 504.832.2571
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