Minden Press-Herald

Tuesday
Sep 30th

Potted pants

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Sagging britches were concealing illegal baggy

Baggy britches and an attitude got a Minden man in trouble with police and charges now stem far beyond the sagging pants law.

Dedrick Cortz Erving, 19, of the 100 block of McArthur Street, was arrested by Minden Police and charged with felony possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) and sagging pants.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said while on patrol, Off. Chris McClaran observed a person with sagging pants standing in the road.

"The officer made contact with the man and while they were conversing, a second subject (Erving) walked up in the vicinity," Cropper said. "His pants were also sagging, so Off. McClaran called him over to his patrol car and asked him to pull his pants up."

Cropper said Erving reportedly refused to comply.

"The officer, who had exited his unit, ordered Erving to place his hands on the patrol car," Cropper said. "He would not comply ... nor would he do anything the officer asked him to do."

McClaran arrested Erving on the sagging pants charge, handcuffed him and during a routine pat-down, discovered one reason his pants may have been sagging.

"In the front left pocket of his sagging pants, the officer found a clear plastic bag containing marijuana," Cropper said. "Off. McClaran seized the marijuana and, in doing a routine check, found Erving already had an arrest for marijuana possession, making this possession a felony."

 

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