Minden PD busts alleged crack dealer

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Undercover work of the Minden Police Department Narcotic Division turned up another alleged drug dealer as a Minden man was arrested Thursday on warrants for distribution of crack cocaine.

Martin Burks, 34, was arrested following a traffic stop off Weston Street in which he was a front seat passenger.

Three distribution of crack cocaine warrants had been issued based on evidence obtained by an undercover investigation.

As Burks was being arrested, police found about $20 worth of marijuana in a piece of plastic in his shorts pocket, along with $586 in cash.

Burks, who lives on the 700 block of Weston Street, was found to have at least three prior marijuana convictions, making this a fourth offense felony.

Burks was transported to the police department, where he was booked and later lodged at the Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Facility.

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