Webster deputies arrest two on drug charges

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Payne
Payne

A Minden man was arrested on drug charges after a suspected drug pipe fell out of his pants leg during a traffic stop.

Adam Payne, 33, of the 700 block of Germantown Road, faces charges of possession of a firearm in the presence of a schedule II drug, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

During patrol, deputy John Byrd observed Payne driving 70 mph in a 55 mph zone and initiated a traffic stop, according to the arrest affidavit.

During the stop, Payne was asked to step outside of the vehicle after he became nervous acting, Byrd said in the report.

When deputy Joel Thomas arrived on the scene with his K9 officer, Thomas reportedly saw Payne drop a baggie containing suspected drugs on the roadway and stand on top of it.

According to the report, Payne then stepped forward and a suspected drug pipe slid out of Payne’s pants leg.

During a search of Payne’s vehicle, deputies reportedly found a loaded rifle under a seat with a bullet in the chamber.

Payne was placed under arrest and booked into Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

Cooper
Cooper

In an unrelated incident, a Minden man was arrested on drug charges after he told deputies “it’s my weed pipe.”

Raymond Cooper, 56, of the 100 block of Posey Lane faces charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to Posey Lane in reference to a suspicious person walking in the road.

Deputies made contact with Cooper, who invited deputies into his home while he got his identification. While inside the home, deputy Troy Walker noticed a smoking
device with residue laying on the washing machine, according to the arrest affidavit.

Cooper was then asked to exit the home and questioned about the device and reportedly told deputies “It’s my weed pipe.”

Cooper was then patted down for officer safety, at which Walker then found a small bag of weed in the suspect’s sock.

Cooper was placed under arrest and transferred to BDCC.

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