Traffic stop ends with drug arrest

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A Minden man was arrested after police reportedly discovered roughly 12 grams of suspected synthetic marijuana during a traffic stop.

Minden Police arrested Robert Vernon Triplett, 61, of the 200 block of Crestview Drive, for possession of schedule I controlled dangerous substance (synthetic marijuana) third offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said around 2 p.m., Monday, the concerned citizen told police the driver appeared to be intoxicated and was driving all over the road. The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of McIntyre and Marshall Streets. Upon contact, officers discovered Triplett was in possession of a cigar wrapper with a green, leafy substance inside believed to be synthetic marijuana.
“Triplett advised the officer he also had a sack of synthetic marijuana on the front seat of the car,” the chief said.

The sack was collected and Triplett was placed under arrest. He was transported to police headquarters, and when they weighed the sack collected, it weighed approximately 12 grams, Cropper said.

A check revealed Triplett had two prior convictions on charges of possession of synthetic marijuana in the past 10 years, he said.
He was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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