A suspicious person call led to the arrest of an Arcadia man on drug charges.
Minden Police were dispatched to a local apartment complex after the manager called to report a shirtless man sleeping in a SUV in the parking lot.
The manager told officers Eric Swartout and Antonio Mims she didn’t want the man on the property.
When officers drove around to the truck, a female exited the passenger side and quickly began walking toward the complex.
Officers made contact with the male, Bradley Swint, 35, at which time he told officers the female was his girlfriend and she was trying to charge his phone, according to the arrest affidavit.
During a check of the vehicle’s registration, Officer Swartout learned the SUV had switched plates, no insurance and Swint’s driver’s license was suspended.
After Swint was told he had to leave the property, he left the apartment complex in the SUV, at which time Swartout then stopped him because of the switched tags and suspended driver’s license.
Swint was then placed under arrest for driving under suspension.
During an inventory of the SUV, officers reportedly located 34 grams of marijuana in a bag the floorboard. Swint then told officers the marijuana was his and that he had scales under his jacket on the center console, the report said. The scales were located and a white crystal substance was reportedly on them.
Swint then told officers the substance was meth, but hoped it would fall off when the officers picked them up.
Swint, of the 200 block of Swint Road in Arcadia, was transported to police headquarters and booked on charges of switched tag, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was later transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.