Theft, cocaine charges lands Minden man in jail

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A Minden man found himself under arrest on drug charges after police discovered residue on his person.

Artie Brown III, 44, of the 400 block of Weston Street, was arrested Tuesday, June 9, and charged on a warrant for theft (third offense), possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says Capt. Dan Weaver observed Brown walking down Webster Street in Minden.

“Capt. Weaver knew there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for theft,” he said. “At that point in time, he called for backup and Officer Terry Stephens arrived and made contact with Mr. Brown.”

Brown was searched for weapons, and officers discovered a metal tube containing a white residue in his pants pocket. It later tested positive for cocaine, according to reports.

He was booked at the Minden Police Station and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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