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AG Shapiro Announces Seizure of 9 Illegally Obtained Firearms, Nearly 2,000 Packets of Crystal Meth in Drug Raid

January 14, 2021 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest and felony charges of a violent Philadelphia drug dealer. Larry Lamar Hudson, 27, also known as “Gunna,” was arrested on Tuesday night in Montgomery County by agents after a search of his car revealed a pound of crystal methamphetamine for sale.

A subsequent search of Hudson’s home on the 200 block of Sparks St. in Philadelphia uncovered additional pounds of crystal methamphetamine, valued at nearly $200K, and nine guns, including: two long guns, one shot gun and six hands guns. Hudson is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The amount of crystal methamphetamine seized would have produced 1,900 individual packets for sale.

“Drug dealing isn’t a non-violent enterprise,” said AG Shapiro. “We seized nine guns in this bust from the defendant who was prohibited from having a firearm in the first place. Violent drug dealers like this defendant terrorize our neighborhoods. We must get these guns out of the hands of criminals and these poisons off our streets. We could not have shut down this drug operation without the diligent work of our agents and law enforcement partners who work on the frontlines to protect Pennsylvania communities.”

In addition to the large amount of crystal methamphetamine and guns, investigators seized a clear bag containing 431 packets of alleged heroin each stamped “New High Score Ultimate Level,” and more than $56,000 in cash.

This arrest and seizure was a result of a months-long investigation by the Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigations. Agents used various techniques to make controlled buys of crystal meth from Hudson. The Philadelphia Police Department, Cheltenham Township Police Department, and agents from the Office of Attorney General’s Gun Violence Task Force assisted in last night’s arrest and raid.

Hudson was charged in Montgomery County for: possession with intent to deliver, felon not to possess firearms and possession of paraphernalia, among other offenses. The case will be prosecuted by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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