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Traffic stop ends with drug arrest

by Minden Press-Herald

A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Minden man on felony drug possession.



Minden Police conducted a traffic stop around 3:45 a.m., Sunday, on Young Street for obstruction of driver’s view. Capt. Julie Harmon said Christopher Moore, 38, of the 500 block of Myers Street, and Rush Thornton Jr., 48, of the 100 block of George Street, were occupants of the vehicle.

Moore was a passenger in the vehicle, Harmon said.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed an open alcoholic beverage container in plain view inside the vehicle, according to reports. Moore was searched after he was arrested, and on his person, the officer discovered roughly eight grams of suspected marijuana. Harmon says



he also had cigarellos, cigars commonly used for smoking marijuana, on his person. This was his third offense, police said.

Thornton was cited for obstruction of driver’s view and arrested for open container. Moore and Thornton were transported to police headquarters for booking. Moore was later transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center and Thornton bonded out, Harmon said.

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