Minden police officers followed the nose of one of their special colleagues this past weekend and a local man finds himself the subject of drug charges as a result.
Stephan Michael Stuckey, a 34-year-old resident of Treat Drive, was stopped for a traffic offense by Sgt. Christopher McClaran, chief of police Steve Cropper said. When the suspect appeared very nervous, McClaran reportedly requested assistance from Officer Clint Smith and his partner.
“Officer Smith brought K-9 officer Harley to the scene, and Harley alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle,” Cropper said.
A search of the vehicle by McClaran, Smith and Officer Shawn Jenkins uncovered illegal drugs in the vehicle’s passenger compartment, Cropper said.
“The officers found six grams of marijuana, 17 Lorazepam tablets and one half of a Diazepam tablet,” the chief said. “The suspect told officers he did not have a prescription for either Lorazepam or Diazepam, and the tablets were not located inside prescription bottles with his name on them.”
Stuckey reportedly has been charged with running a stop sign, driving under suspension, felony possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) and possession of CDS Sch. III (Diazepam and Lorazepam). Cropper said Stuckey also had outstanding warrants from Springdale, Ark. and the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office.