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Police chase leads to drug arrest

by Minden Press-Herald

Earlier this week, a Minden man was arrested on multiple charges, including speeding, driving under suspension, improper lane usage, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule I substance, and possession of a schedule II substance with intent to distribute.

Patrick Halliburton, 30, tried to defend some of these charges by claiming he, “Was trying to make some extra money for his kids due to his unemployment,” according to the arrest report. 

The arresting officer noticed the vehicle of Halliburton when he was “traveling eastbound on Shreveport Road when a red Nissan car passed (him) in the right lane at a higher rate of speed than the posted limit. The vehicle then made a quick right turn on Sheppard Street and continued to MLK Drive. The vehicle then made a right turn on MLK Drive and accelerated at a high rate of speed around a sharp turn, causing him to go completely into the other lane of traffic.”

The officer later caught up with Halliburton at Plateau Street. During the traffic stop, the officer noticed “he was extremely nervous and exhibited indicators suggesting further criminal activity,” according to the report. 

The officer conducted a frisk and asked Halliburton to empty his pockets. “Patrick complied and revealed a digital scale. On the scale was suspected of natural marijuana.”

The officer then walked around to the passenger side of the vehicle and noticed a window was down. The report stated, “In the grass outside the passenger door was a container containing a plastic bag with 1.8 grams of meth, another plastic bag with 5.2 grams of meth, a plastic bag with 6.8 grams of natural marijuana, and three marijuana cigars.”

Soon after Halliburton was arrested and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center to be booked. 

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