Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Growth stunted for weed planter

While other vegetation may be suffering with the drought, a Springhill man's Marijuana crop has been thriving.

Jerry L. Johnson, 55, of the 500 block of Mill Pond Road was arrested and charged with five counts of possession of CDS Sch. I (Marijuana).

Narcotics officers Lt. Shawn Baker, Webster Parish Sheriff's Office, Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd, Springhill Det. Ronald Wedgeworth and Officer Brian Montgomery investigated Johnson when they received information about Johnson's crop from a reliable source.

"We went to his residence and made contact with Mr. Johnson," Baker said. "He was advised of his Miranda rights and asked about the plants."

Johnson reportedly said, "come on outside and take a look if you want to."

Investigating officers walked to a trail at the end of Johnson's garden and located five Marijuana plants approximately five feet tall, growing in a makeshift garden and wrapped in fishing line.

Baker said the line matched that which was located on a fishing pole inside Johnson's residence.

He was booked and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center (BDCC).

In an unrelated case, Wedgeworth, Baker and Lynd arrested a Sarepta man on three active warrants.

Demarcus Evans, 37 of the 900 block of East Road, was charged with two counts of distribution of false Controlled Dangerous Substance and one count of second degree battery.

He is incarcerated at BDCC on bonds totalling $220,000.






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