Webster Parish narcotics agents and Minden police officers joined forces Thursday to relieve a 38-year-old Minden man of a quantity of illegal narcotics and almost $9,000 in cash.
Sheriff Gary Sexton said Minden officers initially stopped Eric Lashon Jackson on an outstanding warrant charging him with distribution of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug-free zone.
“Minden detectives advised us they had our subject on a traffic stop on Goodwill Street. When our narcotics agents arrived, the police officers told us they had found just a little over $4,800 in cash in different locations inside the suspect’s vehicle,” Sexton said.
Sexton said the state Probation and Parole Office was contacted and officers received permission to search Jackson’s Tillman Road residence.
“In plain view, in an ash tray in the living room, were several partially smoked roaches (marijuana cigarettes),” Sexton said. “In the bedroom, agents found a baggie containing suspected powder cocaine, a substance suspected to be marijuana and a set of digital scales.”
In addition to the narcotics and drug paraphernalia, officers found $4,082, the sheriff said. A seizure warrant for the currency and Jackson’s vehicle will be requested, he added.
Sexton said in addition to the charges listed in the warrant, Jackson was booked for possession of CDS Sch. II (cocaine), possession of CDS Sch. I (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.