Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Missing license attracts officers

james_jenkinsDriving in front of the Minden Police Station with no license plate drew some serious charges for one Minden man.

James Jenkins, 49, of the 400 block of Morrow Street was arrested for felony possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) with intent to distribute, failure to register his vehicle, no driver's license and no insurance.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said some of his officers observed Jenkins driving down Gleason Street in front of the station and realized he had no license plate.

"Officer First Class Danny Turner got in his car and made a traffic stop on the vehicle," Cropper said. "He asked for license, registration and proof of insurance. Jenkins offered a Louisiana I.D. and said someone had stolen his insurance papers and there was no registration in the vehicle."

Cropper said since Jenkins had no papers in his car, Turner called for a truck to tow the vehicle.

"Ofc. Chris McClaran joined Turner, and they did an inventory of the vehicle," Cropper said. "They found suspected marijuana inside a plastic bag in the vehicle."

During a pat-down, officers discovered three more small green plastic bags containing suspected marijuana.

"When they checked Jenkin's jacket pocket, they found a rolled up blunt of suspected marijuana," Cropper said. "The four bags had a street value of about $250."

Jenkins was placed under felony arrest and was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.






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