Federal agents and New Orleans police arrested a 33-year-old man Tuesday in connection with a narcotics operation that has so far led to the seizure of nearly $20,000 in cash and more than a kilogram of heroin from locations in Mid-City and the Irish Channel, authorities said.
Terrell Carney, 33, was the target of a drug-trafficking investigation that led to the issuance of a search warrant for a home in the 4200 block of Baudin Street on July 4, according to a report on the case. In that search, police seized a kilogram of heroin, $10,470 in cash, a fully loaded handgun and documents in Carney’s name, the report states.
On Tuesday, police received information that Carney might be hiding at a home in the 700 block of Washington Avenue in the Irish Channel, the report states. When agents from the NOPD Violent Offender Warrant Squad and the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force approached the door, Carney fled out the back, but he was soon found hiding underneath a next-door neighbor’s house, the report states.
Carney had $7,800 in cash on him at the time of the arrest, the report states. NOPD detectives searched the house and found another 110 grams of heroin, $977 in cash plus marijuana and other drugs, the report states.
Last month, narcotics officers arrested 59-year-old Ernest Gaskin Jr. in the same block, allegedly in possession of 32 grams of heroin estimated to be worth around $18,000 in street sales. The report on Carney’s arrest did not mention whether it was connected to the Gaskin case.
Washington Avenue between Annunciation and Chippewa has been the site of numerous violent crimes over the years.
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