Minden man arrested, accused of drug trafficking

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A 26-year-old Minden man is being held in the parish jail after police officers reportedly found a quantity of illegal narcotics in his clothing following a traffic stop last week.

Minden Chief of Police Steve Cropper says Delandry Winzer, a resident of the 600 block of Stone St., is charged with possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) with intent to distribute after officers located 27 grams of the substance in his coat.

“During the traffic stop initiated by Officer Chris Hammontree, information on the driver of the vehicle indicated she had an outstanding warrant with the sheriff’s office,” Cropper said. “Winzer was a passenger in the vehicle.”

Cropper says Winzer was asked to exit the vehicle and was frisked for the safety of the police officers. Several plastic sandwich baggies, similar to the type used to package illegal drugs, reportedly were found in his coat pocket.

“While frisking Winzer, Sgt. Ryan Barnette felt a large bulge in the front of his coat. That’s when the suspect admitted he was carrying narcotics,” Cropper said.

Cropper says the sandwich bag containing marijuana was removed from Winzer’s left, inside coat pocket. Just over $128 in cash was also found on the suspect. Winzer was later transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, Cropper says.

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