SPRINGHILL — Another suspected drug dealer is behind bars after an alert Springhill detective remembered him last week as the subject of an outstanding drug warrant.
Springhill Chief of Police Will Lynd said Det. Ronald Wedgeworth saw 31-year-old Brooksy Jake McCuen standing on a city street and attempted to make contact.
"McCuen got into a vehicle with two other individuals and attempted to drive away, but Det. Bryan Montgomery blocked the vehicle," Lynd said.
Lynd said the North Webster Narcotics Task Force had an outstanding warrant on McCuen for distribution of methamphetamine. Two additional drug-related charges were added after officers placed the suspect under arrest and performed a search.
"When the suspect was asked if he had anything on his person he told the officers he had a knife and said he might have a spoon inside his pocket," Lynd said.
In addition to a knife, officers reportedly found a spoon with white residue and a clear zip lock bag with white residue. McCuen was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to the warrant charging him with distribution of methamphetamine.
McCuen was transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center under a $50,000 bond for the distribution charge.