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Man arrested with 36 bags of meth and stolen gun

1 week 4 days 18 hours ago Wednesday, September 13 2017 Sep 13, 2017 September 13, 2017 9:59 AM September 13, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: WWL TV Channel 4

NEW ORLEANS- A man accused of firing a stolen gun and possessing over 30 bags of meth has been arrested in Louisiana.

News outlets report 40-year-old Jose Avila-Garcia was spotted firing a weapon in New Orleans on Saturday.

New Orleans police said in a news release that responding officers also spotted Avila-Garcia with a gun. He then disregarded the officers' commands and fled on foot.

After the chase, Avila-Garcia was found with a stolen semi-automatic handgun and 36 packets of meth.

Police arrested Avila-Garcia and charged him with several offenses, including possession of a stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a firearm and flight from an officer.

It's unclear if Avila-Garcia has a lawyer.

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