Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Forgotten pills; busted distributor

Jarius_SmithA Bossier City resident working at a Minden business was arrested Tuesday after leaving prescription drugs in his company vehicle.

Jarius Smith, 21, of the 2200 block of Shed Road, is charged with possession of CDS Sch. III (Hydrocodone) with intent to distribute.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said a second company employee who uses the same truck discovered 176 Hydrocodone pills in the vehicle when he started his shift. He reportedly contacted law enforcement officers.

"The pills were in a bottle with the label scratched off," Cropper said.

Narcotics agents Lt. Dan Weaver and Capt. Marvin Garrett, along with Ofc. Justin Kemp and Off. Chris Henderson made contact with Smith, who allegedly gave them different scenarios of how he acquired the prescription drugs.

"Smith first indicated he got the pills from a guy in Dallas, Texas, but he didn't know his name – then he brought the pills to Minden," said the chief. "Then he indicated he got the pills from his cousin and the cousin gave the pills to somebody in Springhill. Then, he changed that (story) and went back to the story that he got them from somebody in Dallas."

Cropper said eventually Smith admitted he was the one who left the pills in the truck.






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