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Minden man arrested on drug warrant

by Minden Press-Herald



A Minden man wanted on a warrant charging him with distribution of illegal narcotics is now behind bars.

Kedrick W. Heard, 57, was stopped Tuesday after a pair of Minden detectives recognized him driving his vehicle on a city street, Minden Chief of Police Steve Cropper said.

“Captains Dan Weaver and Marvin Garrett spotted Mr. Heard in his vehicle and they knew he was wanted on a warrant from the sheriff’s office,” Cropper said. “They initiated a traffic stop and placed him under arrest without incident.”

Heard was wanted on a warrant charging him with possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) with intent to distribute and as a fugitive from the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is currently being held at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center under $50,000 bond.

When Weaver and Garrett questioned the suspect at the scene of the traffic stop, they learned he was in possession of two squares of suspected marijuana on his person. After further questioning, Cropper said, the detectives discovered Heard had more alledged drugs at his Cotton Street residence.

“They went to Mr. Heard’s residence and obtained permission to conduct a search. He showed us where he had a bag of marijuana, approximately 126 grams, which is worth about $60 on the street,” Cropper said.

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