Routine Traffic Stop Yields Drugs

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A routine traffic stop resulted in another drug bust for Minden Police.

Chief Steve Cropper said Off. Chris Cayer was patrolling Clerk Street when he stopped an Olds Cutlass that turned without signaling.

“Off. Cayer made contact with the driver who identified himself as Datraevion Wallace,” Cropper said. “He could provide his license but no insurance or registration.”

Dispatch reportedly confirmed that Wallace’s vehicle did not have valid insurance.

While awaiting a tow company, Off. Cayer began to inventory the vehicle, said the chief.

“He located a backpack in the rear of the vehicle that contained several individual baggies of suspected Methamphetamine and Crack Cocaine, a 9MM pistol, two scales and individual plastic baggies,” Cropper said.

Wallace was arrested for possession of Sch. II Methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of Sch. II crack Cocaine, possession of a firearm near controlled dangerous substances, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, no turn signal and no insurance.


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