Faulty brake light leads to man’s arrest with a dozen charges

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An inoperative brake light and expired inspection sticker lead to the arrest of a Minden man on a dozen charges ranging from drugs to firearms.

Around 11 p.m. Saturday night, Minden Police Officer Antonio Mims stopped a vehicle driven by Dexter Walker, 39, of Syrup Mill Road in Minden for a brake light being out and expired motor vehicle inspection, according to police reports.

“The driver pulled into a driveway and exited the vehicle,” the report read. “The driver was ordered back to a patrol unit.”

During a pat down of Walker, police located suspected marijuana, six unidentified pills, and suspected crack cocaine. Walker was handcuffed and placed in the patrol unit.

“A search of the vehicle was conducted,” the report read. “Inside the driver’s side door was a plastic bag containing suspected meth.”

Mims saw a blue backpack on the passenger side seat, according to the report. “While looking inside the backpack, I saw a black Smith and Wesson .380 firearm,” Mims wrote.

“The firearm had one round in the chamber and three rounds in the magazine. The firearm’s serial number had been scratched through.”

Police also found more than $400 on the passenger floorboard and under the passenger seat.

Walker was placed in a holding cell at the Minden Police Department, awaiting transportation to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

“I weighed the narcotics,” Mims wrote. “The meth weighed two grams, marijuana weighed 2.3 grams, the crack cocaine weighed 4.5 grams.”

Police identified the pills as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Walker was charged with switched tag, brake light out, expired motor vehicle inspection, no insurance, possession of a schedule 1 controlled dangerous substance (natural marijuana), possession of a schedule 2 controlled dangerous substance (oxycodone), possession of a schedule 2 controlled dangerous substance (hydrocodone), possession of a schedule 2 controlled dangerous substance (meth), possession of a schedule 2 controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute (crack cocaine), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

A criminal history was conducted on Walker, according to the report, and he had been  previously convicted of possession of alprazolam, possession of xanax, possession of cocaine, and forgery.


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