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Lockport felon faces gun and drug charges following Friday night traffic stop

Lockport felon faces gun and drug charges following Friday night traffic stop

Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros announced the arrest of Andre Davis, 31, of Lockport on Friday, January 15. Davis faces numerous weapons and drug charges stemming from two investigations.

On December 1, 2015, officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Second Street in Lockport after a resident discovered two shotguns behind her refrigerator. Officers learned the resident had recently allowed Andre Davis to stay at her residence, along with a woman and child, due to them having no place to stay. Through investigation, officers learned Davis previously had possession of the firearms, and they also learned the shotguns had been reported stolen. Following an investigation, officers obtained warrants for Davis’ arrest for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Then at around 10:15 p.m. on Friday, January 15, officers in the area of LA Highway 308 in Lockport initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a violation. Upon making contact with the driver, officers noticed there was a male passenger in the vehicle and identified him as Andre Davis. Officers took Davis into custody without incident. Davis was found to have two small bags containing suspected methamphetamine in his possession. A K-9 Unit from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene to assist. After the K -9 alerted to the possible presence of narcotics inside the vehicle, officers discovered drug paraphernalia, as well as various suspected narcotics, including MDMA, marijuana, hydrocodone, clonazepam, and adipex. A firearm and various types of ammunition were also located inside the vehicle, and officers determined all items belonged to Davis.

Davis was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked on the aforementioned warrants as well as new charges. In all, Davis is charged with possession of methamphetamine, MDMA, clonazepam, hydrocodone, adipex, and marijuana (3rd offense), as well as possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond is set at $141,000.