NEW ORLEANS — Despite recent marijuana decriminalization efforts in New Orleans & across Louisiana, selling marijuana is still a crime — even on Bourbon Street. That's what a man was arrested for Friday evening, according to police.
According to police, 43-year-old Gregory Dunning had nearly 200 portions of marijuana products when he was arrested on Bourbon Street.
Officers with New Orleans Police Department's Eighth District patrolling the French Quarter on foot ran into the Dunning in the 400 block of Bourbon Street — between Conti and St. Louis streets — minutes before 7 p.m.
NOPD Officers arresting Dunning seized the following:
- 15 2 oz. covered plastic containers containing marijuana
- 63 hand-rolled cigarettes containing marijuana
- 32 2 oz covered plastic containers containing gummy worms
- 84 rice krispy style treats containing possible vegetable matter
- 1 sealed white packet label ‘Snowman’ containing marijuana (packet was stamped ‘State of California’ with a cannabis flower)
"Dunning was booked with one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana," a statement from police said. "He was transported to the Orleans Parish Justice Center for processing."
Recent changes in Louisiana laws make carrying less than half an ounce of marijuana an offense punishable by a fine.
New Orleans City Council recently pardoned a number of past marijuana charges.
Anyone willing to share information that can help police in the investigation can call CrimeStoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free 1.877.903.7867