New Orleans deputy, 3 others busted in drug deal


By Dennis Persica, West Bank bureau
The Times-Picayune
Copyright 2006 The Times-Picayune Publishing Company

An Orleans Parish criminal sheriff's deputy was arrested in Harvey on Wednesday, accused of driving a car used in a heroin transaction.

The deputy, Brandon Banks, 20, was arrested with three other men in a car that also included a 4-year-old child, heroin and a high-powered rifle, Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson said Thursday.

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