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Eight arrested on drug distribution charges

Law enforcement officials Capt. Dan Weaver, with the Minden Police Department, Bobby Igo III and Joel Thomas, with the Webster Parish Sheriff's Office, MPD Capt. Marvin Garrett and WPSO Lt. Shawn Baker recovered a cache of suspected drugs and guns during a warrant roundup where eight people were arrested.

Eight people were arrested accused of supplying drugs in Minden.

The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Minden Police Department and Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation into the sale of meth, crack cocaine and marijuana from the suspects over several months.

“This was a joint effort to eradicate dangerous drugs from within Webster Parish,” Lt. Shawn Baker with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office said. “All of these departments have an excellent working relationship and we will continue to rid the city and parish of illegal narcotics.”
All eight were arrested in late July without incident, officials said.


Demarcus Hamilton, 42, of the 700 block of Jackson Street, is facing charges of two counts of distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of Ecstasy with intent to distribute and possession of firearms while committing a drug crime.

When agents entered Hamilton’s home to place him under arrest, a large quantity of marijuana was sitting in plain view, according to reports.
After seeing the drugs, Capt. Daniel Weaver with the Minden Police Department obtained a search warrant to the home.

More than 3 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $6,000, Ecstasy pills along with numerous firearms, including three assault riffles, and ammunition were found in the home, the report said.


Terry Miller, 60, of the 100 block of Grider Road, was arrested for cultivation of marijuana, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and form of licenses.

Miller was arrested at his place of employment after agents discovered 12 marijuana plants growing in his back yard along with meth and drug paraphernalia in his bedroom while executing a search warrant, according to reports.

Dalton McKenzie, 27, of the 200 block of Third Street, was arrested on charges of possession of crystal meth, possession of a Schedule II drug (ADHD pills) with intent to distribute, possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and as a fugitive from the WPSO.


Officers went to McKenzie’s apartment to arrest him as a fugitive from the sheriff’s office Friday.

After being arrested and asked where his drugs were, McKenzie reportedly told officers he had a pipe in the trash can and everything else was in a black box in the living room along with some meth on the table.

Officers found a half of a gram of crystal meth, digital scales and several small bags, marijuana, seven pills with no prescription and 84 pills used for ADHD, the report said.

Tadavien Jackson, 20, of the 300 block of Roosevelt Street, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of marijuana. Jackson was already in jail at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.


Derrick Moore, 46, of the 1000 block of Bayou Avenue, was arrested on three warrants for distribution of marijuana.

Derrick Pennington, 32, of the 1400 block of Lewisville Road, was arrested on two warrants for distribution of a Schedule II drug.

Kevin Bass, 21, of the 1200 block of Dorcheat Road, was arrested on three warrants for distribution of a Schedule II drug.


Flora Hunt, 46, of the 9600 block of U.S. Highway 80, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a schedule II drug.

All suspects were booked into BDCC.