Man caught with weed and loaded firearm on Bourbon Street, New Orleans Police say

A man was arrested Sunday after officers found him illegally in possession of a loaded firearm and marijuana on Bourbon Street, according to New Orleans Police.

Jerome Edwards, 47, was arrested after Eighth District Task Force officers located him in the 500 block of Bourbon Street and allegedly confiscated a semi-automatic handgun from his jacket, four full magazines, a plastic bag containing marijuana and a blunt.

Edwards was booked into Orleans Parish Justice Center, where he was booked on suspicion of gun and drug charges.

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