Drug bust yields large amount of cocaine

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A Dubberly man is now behind bars on several drug charges following a joint investigation, which allegedly revealed more than 100 grams of suspected powder cocaine at his residence.

Demario T. Miller, 36, of the 1500 block of Stuckey Road in Dubberly, was charged with possession of Schedule II CDS (powder cocaine) with intent to distribute (eight grams), possession of Schedule I CDS (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule II CDS (powder cocaine) with intent to distribute (116 grams) and possession of Schedule II CDS (powder cocaine) over 28 grams. Bond was set at $80,500.

Minden police chief Steve Cropper says his arrest stems from a traffic stop conducted by Officer First Class Chris Hammontree around 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, on Highway 531.

“During the stop, the officer made contact with the driver, identified as Mr. Miller, and was found to have in his possession a small amount of marijuana and approximately eight grams of powder cocaine that carries a street value of $1,000,” he said.

“Officers had information that Mr. Miller had just left his residence, located in the 1500 block of Stuckey Road in Dubberly.”

After the stop, Webster Parish Sheriff’s narcotics agents Detectives Bobby Igo III and Joel Thomas, and Minden police detectives Capt. Daniel Weaver and Lt. Keith King Jr. went to the residence where they made contact with Miller’s girlfriend.
“It was her home and he was living there,” the chief said. “She gave permission to search the residence, and inside Mr. Miller’s bedroom closet, they located two large bags of suspected powder cocaine, approximately 116 grams with a street value of $14,500.”

Cropper says Miller later admitted that the powder cocaine belonged to him and he was placed under arrest on the above charges.

Weaver says Miller’s arrest is the result of a two-month investigation. He says they received information regarding illegal activity on George Street, which led to the investigation into Miller.

Miller’s girlfriend was not arrested. Weaver says Miller’s girlfriend was very cooperative in the case, and through the course of the investigation, learned she had no knowledge of what was going on.

Weaver says they also seized a 1995 Chevrolet Impala and $336 in cash.

He was transported to the Minden Police Department for booking and later transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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