A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Minden man, when a search of his vehicle produced suspected marijuana and Ecstasy pills.
Dontravius R. Henix, 23, of the 700 block of Sims Street, was arrested Friday, April 24, and charged with general speed, no proof of registration, possession of Schedule I CDS with intent to distribute (marijuana) and possession of Schedule I CDS with intent to distribute (Ecstasy). Bond was set at $50,300.
According to reports, Minden Police Officer Kenneth James initiated a traffic stop for speeding. During that traffic stop, the driver, later identified as Henix, could not produce the proper paperwork. The officer asked him to step out of the vehicle and for consent to search.
Police say consent was given and during the search, officers found money on his person and a pair of gloves on the back floorboard of the car.
Inside each glove, was a clear, plastic bag containing suspected marijuana.
Officer Clint Smith continued the search of the vehicle, but because family members began showing up at the scene, Henix was cuffed and transported to the Minden police station.
The search of the vehicle was continued at the station, and it revealed an additional plastic baggie containing pills later identified as Ecstasy.
Henix was arrested on the above charges and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for booking.