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Weed in pants leads to arrest


Minden Police arrested a man after medical personnel contacted them reporting he had drugs on him.

Eric Smith Jr., 23, of the 1400 block of Lincoln Avenue, was arrested for possession of schedule I controlled dangerous substance (synthetic marijuana, second offense).

Police Chief Steve Cropper says around 11:40 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to Minden Medical Center and made contact with a nurse who reportedly told them Smith came to the emergency room and passed out.

“She found a green, leafy substance in his front, right pants pocket,” he said. “The nurse