Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Open-air pair nabbed for drugs

Marcus_MooreRobert_AllumsDriving in the fresh air proved to be a bad idea for two Minden men, who were stopped by local police for operating a motor vehicle with no windshield.

Marcus Moore, 24, of the 400 block of Morrow Street and Robert Joe Allums, 21, of the 100 block of Hidden Ranch Road, are charged with possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) with intent to distribute and a hold has been placed on both men by Probation and Parole.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said. Ofc. Danny Turner observed a blue Dodge pick-up truck turning on to Columbia Street.

"Officer Turner made a traffic stop because the vehicle had a busted out windshield. When he made contact with the driver – Allums – Turner could smell what he believed to be burnt marijuana coming from Allums' person," said the chief. "When Turner asked Allums if there was anything illegal in the car, Allums said there wasn't."

Turner reportedly was given verbal consent to search the vehicle.

"There was a passenger in the car – Moore – and as Turner was helping him out of the car, he observed a small bag of suspected marijuana in plain view on the back floorboard of the vehicle," Cropper said. "They were arrested and handcuffed."

In a search of the vehicle, three more bags of suspected marijuana were found.

"Both men denied ownership, claiming they didn't know where the marijuana came from, so they were both arrested with the same charges," Cropper said.

The men were booked at the Minden Police Department and transported to BDCC.






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