Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Homer resident busted

Landon_Lord665A traffic stop by a Troop G State Trooper turned into a drug bust for Minden Police late last week.

Landon Lord, 18, of the 1800 block of Harmon Loop in Homer was arrested with possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) with intent to distribute, possession of Sch. IV (Xanax) with intent to distribute, contributing to the deliquency of a juvenile (felony) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said the trooper had stopped Lord's vehicle at the intersection of highways 79 and 531, although there was no clear indication on reports as to whether a traffic citation was issued.

"The trooper asked for assistance, and officers Ryan Barnette and Chris Hammontree went to the location," Cropper said. "Once they got there, the trooper informed them there was a juvenile in the vehicle who was indicating there were illegal narcotics on board."

Barnette reportedly removed Lord – the driver – from the vehicle and asked him if there was anything illegal in the vehicle.

"They ended up searching the vehicle, and inside they found approximately five small bags of marijuana, a grinding/cutting tool and a plastic bag containing Xanax bars," Cropper said.

Officers reportedly talked to the juvenile who said he had been with Lord when he purchased the narcotics somewhere in Texas.

"Lord admitted he had purchased the narcotics and brought them back over here to try and sell them," Cropper said. "There was a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle, and the driver indicated he had been smoking it, but they had not used any of the Xanax."

The chief said the juvenile was not charged and was released into the custody of a guardian.






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