Police arrest Minden man on drug charges, warrant

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A Minden man found himself in handcuffs when police arrested him on a Bienville Parish warrant and additional drug charges.

Jeremy B. Pettit, 29, of the 1400 block of Lewisville Road, was arrested May 4, and charged with possession of Schedule II CDS (methamphetamine), possession of Schedule I CDS (synthetic marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia and as a fugitive from the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office. Bond was set at $6,700.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says his officers, along with agents from the Probation and Parole Office, went to the Lewisville Road residence to pick him up on the Bienville warrant for a traffic violation.

“We went to Mr. Pettit’s residence in reference to an outstanding warrant in Bienville Parish,” Cropper said, “and he recently tested positive for drugs by probation and parole. So probation and parole agents went with us and they searched his apartment.”

The search of the apartment revealed a small amount of suspected synthetic marijuana, scales, baggies and a smoke pipe. A search of Pettit’s person revealed a baggie containing what agents believed to be crystal methamphetamine – about a half gram, according to reports.

Cropper says Pettit was transported to the Minden Police Department where he was booked on the above charges. He was later transported to the Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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