Minden Press-Herald

Sep 20th

Arrests all in the family


Woman, sons charged with drug distribution

An ongoing narcotics investigation by Minden Police culminated with the arrests of a woman and her two sons on drug distribution charges this past week.

Bernice Marie Hendon, 46, of the 700 block of Columbia Street, was arrested January 23 on a warrant for distribution of CDS Sch. II (crack cocaine).

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Lt. Dan Weaver, Capt. Marvin Garrett, Sgt. Heath Balkom, Sgt. Chris Cheatham, Lt. Richard Cooper and Sgt. Keith King went to Hendon's residence with an outstanding warrant in hand.

"She was advised of her rights, brought to Minden P.D. and then transported to BDCC (Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center) where she's being held under a $35,000 bond," Cropper said.

KHendonOn January 24, officers went to a local apartment complex where they arrested Deshun Hendon, 23, of the 700 block of Columbia Street, on two warrants for distribution – one for CDS Sch. I (marijuana) and one for CDS Sch. II (crack cocaine).

"The officer had information that Deshun was at these apartments," Cropper said. "When they knocked on the door, Deshun tried to flee out the back window of the apartment. He was taken into custody and advised of his rights."

Cropper said Deshun Hendon was taken to the police station, booked and transported to BDCC where he is being held under bonds totalling $75,000.

"He won't be allowed to make bond, though because Probation and Parole had an outstanding warrant on him also, and they have placed a hold on him," said the chief.

On January 25, officers arrested Kenneth Hendon, 26, of the 500 block of Patrick Street, on a warrant for distribution for CDS Sch. I (marijuana).

"Officers Weaver, Garrett, Officer 1st Class Danny Turner and Lt. Willie Shed observed Kenneth Hendon in a vehicle on Hall Street," Cropper said. "They made a traffic stop and advised him we had a warrant for his arrest."

Officers booked Kenneth Hendon at the police station and transported him to BDCC where he is being held under a $35,000 bond.

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