Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Traffic stop ends in drug arrest

Davonte D. HuntTaking a Sunday afternoon drive at a high rate of speed earned a Minden man a trip to jail on drug charges.

Davonte D. Hunt, 20, of the 100 block of Loop Road, was arrested for felony possession of CDS Sch. I marijuana and careless operation of a motor vehicle.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Hunt was stopped by Lt. Tim Morris, who was patrolling Constable Street around 2:45 p.m.

"Lt. Morris observed a silver car traveling at a very high rate of speed in a residential area," Cropper said. "He conducted a traffic stop and asked the driver for his license, insurance and registration."

According to the chief, at that point, Sgt. Wayne Young and Ofc. Chase Wimberly arrived to assist Morris.

"Sgt. Young asked the driver, who was identified as Hunt, for consent to search his vehicle," Cropper said. "He gave verbal consent, and officers located a small amount of suspected Sch. I marijuana in the console. Hunt admitted to the officers that the marijuana belonged to him."

A criminal history check on Hunt revealed prior convictions of possession, making the arrest a felony.

A female passenger in Hunt's vehicle was identified and a check showed officers that she was wanted by Shreveport Police on misdemeanor charges.

She was arrested as a fugitive and held for Shreveport Police.

Hunt was booked at the Minden Police Department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.






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