Stolen BMW leads to narcotics & weapons arrest

Published 6:39 am Thursday, April 28, 2022

On April 25, 2022, detectives with the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit New Orleans Field Office (LSP-IFAT-NFO) located a stolen BMW X3 displaying a switched license plate at an apartment complex in Metairie.
  During the investigation, detectives were able to determine that 22-year-old Lance Collins was the responsible party for the BMW. With the assistance of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Collins, who lived at the apartment complex, was located and found to be in possession of the key fob to the BMW. Additionally, a 9mm handgun and illegal narcotics were located in Collins residence. Inside of the BMW, detectives located a multi-caliber pistol with a 60-round high capacity magazine along with a variety of illegal narcotics.
  Collins was placed under arrest and booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle; Possession of firearm in the presence of narcotics and Possession of Schedule I.
 The LSP-IFAT-NFO continues to investigate crimes related to auto theft and insurance fraud. Citizens can report suspected fraud to the LSP-IFAT via: lsp.insurance.fraud.unit@la.gov.