Plum Street couple arrested on drug charges

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Minden Police arrested a couple on drug charges while assisting the Office of Probation and Parole in serving warrants on one of the two suspects at a Plum Street residence.

Kartonio D. Jones, 36, aka “Dion,” of the 600 block of Wood Street, was arrested for possession of schedule II controlled dangerous substance (cocaine), introducing contraband into a correctional facility, warrants for aggravated assault with a motor vehicle on an officer and aggravated flight, and a hold by Probation and Parole.

Stacie N. Smith, 36, of the 700 block of Plum Street, was arrested for possession of schedule I CDS (marijuana, fourth offense), a bench warrant for disturbing the peace and a hold by Probation and Parole.

Police Chief Steve Cropper says around 11:45 a.m., Monday, officers assisted agents from the Office of Probation and Parole.

“We assisted them in doing a check on him, and we also held some outstanding warrants for his arrest,” the chief said.

Agents and officers went to the Plum Street address and made contact with Smith, asking her if Jones was there at the residence. Cropper says she told them he was in the back of the house.

They entered the home and located Jones in a bedroom closet and arrested him on the warrants.

Agents conducted a search of the residence and discovered what appeared to be two marijuana roaches in the living room where Smith was sitting, Cropper said.

Smith was then placed under arrest.

Jones and Smith were transported to police headquarters, and during a search of Jones, they discovered where he’d concealed two small baggies of suspected crack cocaine.

“Once they were located, he attempted to swallow the two baggies,” he said. “Officers were able to retrieve the two small baggies from his mouth, and they weighed approximately two grams with a street value of about $200.”

Jones and Smith were booked and transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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