A couple has been arrested on drug charges, but a theft was solved in the process.
Jimmy Edward Nutt, 44, of the 400 block of Shadows Lane in Dubberly, was arrested April 22, and charged with a warrant for burglary. Bond was set at $55,000.
Shannon D. Strother, 46, of 17000 block of Highway 79 in Minden, was arrested April 22, and charged with possession of Schedule I CDS (marijuana), possession of Schedule II CDS (methamphetamines), possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant for burglary and probation and parole violation. Bond was set at $36,700. However, with a probation and parole hold, he is still incarcerated at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.
Kimberly Ann Strother, 45, of the 17000 block of Highway 79 in Minden, was arrested April 22, and charged with felony possession of Schedule I CDS (second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Schedule II CDS (methamphetamines). Bond was set at $11,432.
Additional warrants were served on Kimberly Strother at the time of booking at BDCC. The warrants included failure to appear for no seatbelt, failure to appear for speeding and failure to appear on a charge of driving under suspension.
According to reports, Nutt was arrested on the burglary warrant stemming from the alleged burglary of a shop on Sand Plant Road in Dubberly reported in February. Upon interviewing Nutt, he admitted to Webster Parish Sheriff’s Detectives Lt. Scott Tucker and Maj. Dustin Reynolds that he and Shannon Strother burglarized the shop and took a welding machine and some tools.
Nutt was incarcerated at BDCC at the time the warrants were served.
The Strother couple was arrested when sheriff’s detectives went to their residence, along with agents from the Probation and Parole Office. They went to the residence to serve the burglary warrant on Shannon Strother, and upon questioning, detectives say he admitted to the burglary and one of the items taken was on the front porch.
According to reports, Strother was asked about any drug use and he allegedly admitted that he and his wife, Kimberly used drugs the night before.
Strother gave permission for detectives to search the residence, and evidence of drug use was in plain sight. Reports indicate about a quarter gram of methamphetamine along with a spoon with suspected methamphetamine residue and a small amount of suspected marijuana were recovered at the scene.
Shannon Strother is on probation and parole for a sex offense, according to reports.
Detectives say Kimberly Strother admitted to using drugs. When she was transported to BDCC, the additional traffic warrants were added to her charges.
Arresting officers were Tucker, Reynolds, Detectives Bobby Igo III, Shawn Baker, Joel Thomas, Ervin and Rogers.