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Fake weed leads to arrest

by Minden Press-Herald

A traffic stop ended in an arrest when Webster Parish authorities discovered suspected synthetic marijuana in the vehicle.

Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputy John Lewis Jr. conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 20 westbound around mile marker 41 when he noted a vehicle swerve over the fog line at least three times. After making contact with the driver, identified as Tina Montgomery, 44, of Shreveport, he ran a background check and learned the vehicle’s registration had been expired since January.

He made contact with the passenger, Timmy Montgomery, 46, of West 75th Street in Shreveport, after asking both occupants to exit the vehicle. A pat down for officer’s safety was conducted on Timmy Montgomery where Lewis discovered two baggies in his front right pocket containing what he believed to be synthetic marijuana.

Timmy Montgomery was taken into custody, and after gaining permission to search the vehicle, the deputy reportedly discovered two suspected synthetic marijuana cigarettes in the ash tray of the vehicle and a pack of rolling papers in the front passenger seat.

Timmy Montgomery was placed under arrest for possession of Schedule I CDS (synthetic marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. When he was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, according to reports, Lewis discovered he had an active warrant as a fugitive from the Shreveport Police Department for driving under suspension.

Tina Montgomery was cited for improper lane usage and expired registration.

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