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A traffic stop last week landed a Minden man in the parish jail on more serious charges after a city police officer used his sense of smell to uncover alleged illegal narcotics in the suspect’s vehicle and on his person.

Chief of police Steve Cropper said patrol officer Russell Engi noticed the odor of suspected marijuana after he stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and questioned the driver, 43-year-old Antonio Island Jr. of Buddy Brown Road in Minden.

“While the suspect was standing and speaking with

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