A Minden man found himself under arrest on a felony drug charge when police learned it was his second offense.

Casey R. Moss, 19, of the 100 block of Marshall Street, was arrested Monday, May 18, and charged with possession of Schedule I CDS (marijuana), second offense. Bond was set at $1,500.

Police Chief Steve Cropper says Lt. Wayne Young discovered an unsecured, unoccupied vehicle in the back parking lot of a local pizza restaurant while on patrol.

“The windows were down on the vehicle, so he went to check out the vehicle,” he said, “and at that point in time, he observed a small bag of suspected marijuana in plain sight on the console between the two front seats. About that time, a male exited the back of the restaurant and he advised it was his vehicle.”

Cropper says Young questioned Moss about the small bag, and Moss went to the vehicle, retrieved the suspected marijuana and
handed it to the officer. Moss was placed under arrest and when a background check was conducted, officers learned the teen had a prior offense for marijuana possession, which makes it a felony, the chief says.

Moss was transported to the Minden Police Station for booking and transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.