Traffic stop leads to the arrest of a convicted felon with firearms

Traffic stop leads to the arrest of a convicted felon with firearms
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POSTED: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 2:00am

UPDATED: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 2:04am

A traffic stop for no seat belt lead to the arrest of a convicted felon in possession of a small amount of marijuana and numerous guns.

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, Otis Landry, 34, who provided a home address of 313 Emerson Drive, Kenner, was stopped operating a 1998 Lincoln Continental for no seat belt. At the time of the traffic stop, officers observed the handle of an extended magazine handgun, at Landry’s feet. For officer safety purposes, Landry was removed from the vehicle at which time the gun at his feet was discovered to be a Glock 40 caliber handgun with an extended 30 round magazine, which was fully loaded.

Upon detaining Landry, Landry was found to be in possession of a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver with an obliterated serial number which was unreadable and two clear bags containing 1.1 grams of marijuana, which was in his pocket. Landry who has prior convictions for possession of cocaine was arrested. Inside Landry’s vehicle, officers also discovered a Taurus .380 caliber handgun on the passenger floorboard, and a WASR-10 assault rifle with a drum magazine containing 73 rounds in the trunk of the vehicle.

Otis Landry was charged with the crimes of illegal possession of marijuana 1.1. grams, illegal possession of a firearm while in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of an unidentifiable handgun, not seat belt, and illegal possession of a handgun by a person convicted of certain felonies.

Kenner Police are attempting to verify if any of the guns are stolen. At the time of this press release, Otis Landry remains in custody, no bond has been set.

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