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16-year-old arrested for illegally carrying firearm in Opelousas

Posted at 7:42 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 08:42:12-04

The Opelousas Police Department says that a 16-year-old was arrested on Wednesday night for illegally carrying a firearm.

Opelousas illegal firearm
Courtesy OPD

Police say that the teen was arrested at the intersection of East and South Streets in Opelousas around 7 pm.

The teen was allegedly found to be in possession of a 9mm pistol with ammunition and a magazine with ammunition for an AK-47 style assault rifle.

The teen was booked on charges of illegal carrying of a weapon by a juvenile and illegal carrying of a weapon in a firearm free zone.

The department says that they will continue to increase patrols this summer as the trend of juvenile crimes increase.