Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Police: Suspect one of Minden’s biggest drug dealers

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The man who police say is one of Minden's drug dealers is behind bars.

Keddrick Kennon, also known as Birdman, 41, of the 100 block of Kemp Street was arrested Wednesday on three warrants of distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Susbstance (cocaine) and false representation of a CDS.

"We've been working on this case for a long time," Minden police chief Steve Cropper said. "He's one of Minden's biggest dealers."

The warrants were issued after officers made undercover drug purchases from Kennon, Cropper said.

"He had four or five different residences he was staying at," Cropper said. "Officers sat up for three days until they put eyes on him."

Kennon's criminal history goes back to 1993 and contains numerous arrests for various narcotics possession and distribution charges.

In October 2011, Kennon and his girlfriend at the time, Diane Calloway, were arrested by Webster sheriff's deputies on charges of possession of cocaine more than 28 grams, possession of hydrocodone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Calloway was also charged with two counts of distribution of cocaine. She pleaded guilty to one count with the agreement to testify against Kennon at trial. In August 2012, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison (two years to be served without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, the remaining eight suspended) and five years probation.

During Kennon's trial in April 2013, Calloway lied while on the stand, according to Webster Clerk of Court records. A mistrial was declared, Kennon was released and Calloway was arrested on a perjury charge.

Calloway's probation was revoked in September 2013 and she was sentenced to an additional 10 years on the perjury charge.

Kennon is being held at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on a $2 million bond.






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