Kegan Sears
Peyton Gorham

A stroll in the cemetery leads to meth charges for two Minden men.

Peyton Gorham, 24, of the 200 block of Roosevelt Drive was arrested for possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule IV drug with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia. A probation and parole hold was also placed on him.

Kegan Sears, 21, of the 300 block of Couchwood Road, was arrested on a charge of possession of meth.

Minden police officer Antonio Mims was patrolling along Bayou Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Thursday when he saw three men coming from the back of Minden Cemetery.

The officer stopped to asked the men why they were in the back of the cemetery. During a pat down, the officer reportedly found a BB gun in Gorham’s waistband and a tazer in his front pocket.

Gorham was also holding a backpack, which he said belonged to a person not with the group. Gorham reportedly gave the officer permission to search the bag. Inside the bag, the officer located an inmate ID card and Bible that belonged to Gorham, according to the arrest affidavit.

A silver box with four small bags containing suspected meth, three tramadol pills, a scale, glass pipe commonly used to smoke meth, straws, syringes and a bag with a white powered substance and a broken up unidentified pill.

The powered substance was sent to the crime lab for analysis.

Inside Sear’s front pocket, the officer reportedly found a bag with a crystal substance in it, which tested positive for meth.

Gorham and Sears were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where they were booked and transported to
Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

The third subject was allowed to leave the scene with no charges, police said.