Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Sagging drawers draw scrutiny

Chadrick_WashingtonMinden Police arrest Shreveport man with marijuana in pants

Sagging pants may be a fashion statement, but one man learned that being in style can be costly.

Chadrick Washington, 24, of the 2100 block of Morningside Drive in Shreveport, was arrested by Minden Police and charged with felony second offense possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) when his refusal to pull up his pants led to a search.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Capt. Marvin Garrett and Lt. Dan Weaver were travelling down Bailey Street in Minden around mid-afternoon one day last week when they saw Washington walking down the street with his pants hanging to his knees.

"They tried to do the guy a favor by pulling up to him and asking him to pull his pants up," Cropper said. "Instead of pulling his pants up, he pulled his shirt down."

Cropper said the two narcotics agents stopped their vehicle and asked him again to pull up his pants.

"Washington made a slight attempt to pull them up but didn't really try," said the chief. "So, Capt. Garrett asked if he had anything illegal in his pockets and Washington stated he had just gotten through smoking some marijuana and had some in his pocket."

Garrett reportedly performed a pat-down and felt what he believed to be a small amount of marijuana in Washington's pocket.

"Capt. Garrett did a search of what was inside his pocket and found a partially-smoked marijuana joint," Cropper said. "Washington had a prior possession-of-marijuana conviction, making this charge a felony."

Cropper said Washington also had an outstanding bench warrant held by Minden Police for telephone harassment.

He was booked at the police department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.






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