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Webster Parish drug investigation leads to arrest of Minden man

by Minden Press-Herald

A lengthy investigation by the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics division into illegal drug activities culminated Thursday morning with the arrest of a Minden man on multiple distribution charges.

Derian Dequan Reed, 42, residing in the 1100 block of Tillman Drive, was apprehended after attempting to flee from officers executing a search warrant at his residence. Reed was subdued by the Minden Police Department’s K9 officer Braum during his escape attempt.

Sheriff Jason Parker stated that Capt. Bobby Igo III and Sergeants Shawn Jenkins and Josh McCormick had been investigating Reed’s alleged involvement in illegal drug distribution for an extended period. Deputies, with the assistance of MPD’s Special Response Team, served the warrant around 11 AM.

“Our unit had been investigating this individual for quite some time, and we had built a solid case to obtain a warrant,” Parker said. “We contacted MPD, and Chief [Jared] McIver didn’t hesitate to provide us with any support we needed. We worked very well together to apprehend this person.”

During the search of the residence, officers reportedly discovered a variety of drugs, approximately $11,000 in cash, which Parker said is consistent with drug sales, and three firearms.

“Along with the narcotics, we found a .40 caliber pistol on the nightstand in his bedroom, an AR-type rifle under the bed, and another handgun on a coffee table,” Parker said. “This person is dangerous.”

Reed is facing multiple charges, including possession of methamphetamine (176 grams) with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine (27.8 grams) with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana (135.3 grams) with intent to distribute, possession of synthetic marijuana (100 grams) with intent to distribute, possession of ecstasy (146.2 grams) with intent to distribute, possession of fentanyl (15 grams) with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, an outstanding warrant for distribution of methamphetamine, and resisting an officer.

“It’s always good to see the hard work of investigators pay off with an arrest like this one,” Parker said. “Thanks to the cooperation of MPD, this arrest was successful, none of our officers or deputies were injured. And, this guy is out of business.”

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