If a driver had obeyed a stop sign, his passenger may not be in jail today on drug charges.
Deandre C. Harrison, 25, of the 600 block of Pershing Street, was arrested by Minden Police on a charge of felony possession of CDS Sch. I (Marijuana).
According to Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper, OFC Danny Turner conducted a traffic stop after he observed a vehicle in which Harrison was a passenger, run a stop sign on East Street.
"The officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle and to show him his driver's license," Cropper said. "Off. Turner noticed the passenger (Harrison) in the vehicle moving around a lot, so he requested a back-up unit."
According to Cropper, OFC James Barnes arrived on the scene and asked Harrison to exit the vehicle.
"They both gave consent to search the vehicle," Cropper said. "Off. Turner noticed something pushing out the side of Harrison's jaw, and asked that he remove it."
The passenger reportedly complied with the request and removed a small bag of suspected marijuana from his mouth.
Harrison was booked at the Minden Police Department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. The driver was issued a traffic summons.