Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Police bag Homer man in weed bust


Search turns up 27 individually wrapped bags of marijuana

A traffic stop for expired tags netted Minden Police a sizeable drug bust.

Ferdizeo Kimble, 21, of the 600 block of Spring Lake Road in Homer, was arrested and charged with possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) with intent to distribute.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Kimble was traveling on Broadway in a vehicle he owns but was driven by another male when Sgt. James Barnes reportedly stopped the subjects for expired tags.

"Kimble appeared to very nervous," Cropper said. "Sgt. Barnes called for a back-up unit and Off. Clint Smith came to assist."

Kimble reportedly was asked if there was anything illegal inside his vehicle, and he indicated there was a small amount of marijuana on the floor of the vehicle.

"Kimble then gave verbal consent to search the vehicle, and a large bag containing 27 smaller individually wrapped bags of suspected Sch. I marijuana were located behind the driver's seat," Cropper said. "The marijuana weighed out to be 39 grams, holding a street value of $200.

"Kimble indicated to officers that the other occupant – the driver of his vehicle – had no knowledge of the marijuana being in the vehicle," the chief continued. "The occupant was released and not charged.

After his arrest, Kimble was booked at the Minden Police Department and then transported to the Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.






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