Police make meth, pot arrests over the weekend

A Springhill man was found in possession of meth and marijuana Friday after being pulled over for speeding.

Larry Smith, 44, was pulled over on highway 371 near Fuller Road for driving nearly fifteen miles-per-hour over the highway speed limit. As officer Billy Rasberry made contact, he noticed a grinding tool commonly used for narcotics lying in plain sight in Smith’s vehicle.

Officer Rasberry asked to see the grinder and observed marijuana inside it. Upon searching the van, he found a glass meth pipe, a bag of suspected meth, and another bag full of a green, leafy substance.

Smith, of the 800 block of Hill Street, was booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Marijuana Possession

A Shreveport resident was arrested in Minden Sunday after being found with marijuana and resisting an officer.

Police responded to a robbery on highway 532 in Minden and began searching for a suspect who had already left the scene. Miquon Rachal, 25, was found at the Love’s on 531. When Rachal refused to show his ID, officers moved to place handcuffs on him. Rachel physically resisted the officers’ efforts.

After officers had successfully restrained and arrested Rachal, they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. Rachal was taken to BDCC and booked on charges of resisting an officer, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Marijuana Possession 2

A Grambling man was arrested Sunday on marijuana possession charges after crashing his vehicle on Interstate 20 near Minden.

Domonique Williams, 22, crashed into the bridge railing on eastbound I-20 near the 45 mile marker. Williams claimed a truck swerved into his lane, forcing him to swerve and hit the railing.

While speaking with passengers, one of whom was six years old, Deputy Marshall Merritt spotted a grinder commonly used for marijuana. This initiated a search of Williams’s person, which yielded a baggie of suspected natural marijuana. A glass smoking device with marijuana residue was also found.

The vehicle was towed, and Williams was booked into BDCC on counts of marijuana possession, including possession in the presence of a minor.

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