Man suspected of illegally carrying loaded gun, weed arrested on Canal Street


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) arrested a man on Canal Street on September 16 after he was caught carrying a loaded handgun.

According to the NOPD, detectives with the Eighth District Task Force who were on foot patrol in the 500 bock of Canal St. near Exchange Alley approached 31-year-old Kevin Ford as he smoked a hand-rolled cigar. The smoke smelled like marijuana, according to the NOPD,.

Police searched Ford’s backpack, according to the NOPD, discovering additional marijuana and a loaded handgun.

Police didn’t identify the type of gun or amount of marijuana discovered on Ford.

Ford was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for illegal carrying of a firearm and illegal possession of marijuana.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080.