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Police: Drugs found at business

by Minden Press-Herald





SAREPTA — Two Sarepta men found themselves under arrest on several charges when Webster Parish sheriff’s deputies received information on some stolen items.

Ronald D. Harris, 45, of the 26000 block of Highway 371, was arrested and charged with possession of Schedule I CDS (marijuana), possession of Schedule II CDS (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of firearms in the presence of a CDS. Bond was set at $31,700.

Brandon Scott Day, 31, of the 200 block of Church Street, was arrested and charged with possession of Schedule I CDS (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $2,000.

Captain Robert Hayden, Major Dustin Reynolds, Sgt. Tommy Kemp, Captain Barry James and detective Gene Hanson went to Harris’ residence and place of business after receiving information that he might have some stolen items, according to the police report.

When they arrived, deputies described the stolen items to Harris and he reportedly gave consent to search the location. Harris reportedly showed officers a room in which they found in plain view, a set of scales, baggies with a white residue and a wooden box which contained suspected marijuana.

Upon questioning and further investigation, Harris reportedly admitted to possession of methamphetamine.

A further search revealed a clear plastic bag containing 2.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine as well as a glass pipe.

Several firearms and one pistol were also in plain view, according to reports.

Reports indicate Day drove to Harris’ residence while officers were still conducting their search. When officers approached the vehicle, Day was reportedly noted to be moving his right arm towards the middle of the vehicle. Upon contact with Day, a strong odor of what appeared to be marijuana emitted from the vehicle.

Day was asked to exit the vehicle and a search revealed what appeared to be two partially smoked marijuana cigarettes, along with a clear plastic container which contained a green, leafy substance suspected to be marijuana and rolling papers.

Day reportedly admitted to possession of the suspected marijuana. He was also placed under arrest on the above charges.

Both suspects were transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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