Undercover New Orleans Officer Makes Major Drug Bust
New Orleans police have arrested a New York man and two Georgia residents for allegedly dealing Ecstasy pills and having more than $10,000 cash from drug-related sales.
Authorities on Monday said that 20-year-old Louis Lanasa, of New York, and 34-year-old Bilal Walk and 19-year old Elizabeth Handy, both from Georgia, were picked up Saturday on drug charges after an undercover New Orleans police officer approached Lanasa to buy narcotics. Their hometowns were not immediately available.
Police say the officer saw Lanasa making what appeared to be drug deals while at the Voodoo music festival. He then set up a buy with Lanasa for a large quantity of narcotics. Walk and Handy were arrested in Lanasa's French Quarter hotel room.
All three face various drug charges charges.