Four arrested after reports of weapons being brandished

Published 7:00 am Thursday, May 10, 2018

Four suspects were arrested for various offenses after it was reported that firearms were being displayed by occupants of a yellow Camaro at other vehicles along Memorial Boulevard.

According to a departmental press release, the incident occurred Monday at about 4:30 p.m. Picayune Police Patrol Officers were alerted to the incident and found the suspect vehicle speeding southbound on Interstate 59, the release states.

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After positively identifying the Camaro as the suspect vehicle, officers conducted a stop at mile marker 3. According to the release, as the officers approached the vehicle, a strong odor of what was believed to be marijuana was detected from the vehicle. The driver was identified as Lawrenzo Miquel Harvey, 20, 7327 Downman Drive, New Orleans, La., and the three passengers were identified as Devon Neshawn Williams, 21, 323 Queen Anne Drive, Slidell, La., Thomas Eugene Richard, 20, 3424 Frenchman St. New Orleans, La., and Lawrence Earl Harvey, 24, 3031 Golden Drive, Slidell La., the release states.

Officers detained Harvey and his three passengers and a check of their records on file with the National Crime Information Center determined Harvey was wanted by the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office for a warrant for the sale of a controlled substance while in possession of illegal weapons, the release states.

During a search of the Camaro, a Glock 40 was found under the passenger seat with an extended magazine loaded with full metal jacket rounds, the release states. In the glove compartment, officers found $6,229 of miscellaneous U.S. bills. According to the release, in the trunk officers found a loaded AK-47, a loaded AR-15 and a loaded Glock 45 also loaded with full metal jacket rounds. All of the weapons were found in plain view. Also in the trunk, officers found a camouflage bag containing pills believed to be oxycodone, a large plastic bag full of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a black ski mask, the release states.

Detectives with the Picayune Police Narcotics Division arrived on scene and through their investigative techniques learned that all four suspects were allegedly on their way to sell narcotics, the release states.

According to the release, Lawrence Harvey, Lawrenzo Harvey, Williams and Richard were all arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of firearms, possession of burglary tools and felony possession of a controlled substance. Lorenzo was also placed under arrest for his warrant with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office.

All money, weapons and narcotics were seized.