April 23, 2008
For Drugs and Weapons Violations
New Orleans, LA - Today, members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Major Narcotics Unit arrested four males, and booked them with possession of firearms and narcotics. The offense occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., in the 3800 block of Constance Street.
Major Narcotic officers executed a search warrant at a home after surveillance was conducted for a period of time. The officers entered the residence and confiscated approximately 126 grams of powder cocaine, 2 loaded AK-47 assault riffles and arrested four suspects. One suspect arrested, Alton Ruth is a relative of the victim murdered [McEwen] on April 17, 2008 in the 700 block of Peniston Street. A second suspect arrested, Raphael Stevenson had a house arrest ankle bracelet device attached to his ankle.
17-year-old Johnathon Nions
4057 Chipwood Street (Marrero)
28-year-old Alton Ruth
1017 Antoine Street
Arrested: 18-year-old Raphael Stevenson
2301 Loyola Street
57-year-old Calvin Dominique
3815 Constance Street
All four suspects were booked with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute and possession of firearms with narcotics.
Officer Garry Flot
Saturday, April 26, 2008
This police report showed up in my in-box; I don't recall seeing it in the T-P. Interesting connection to the recent McEwen murder.