Illegally tinted windows lead to drug arrest

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Two Minden women occupying a yellow Dodge Charger with darkly tinted windows, caught the interest of Minden Police.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said Off. Chris Cayer initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of a Sibley Road motel due to the windows on the Charger.

“He stopped the vehicle because the windows were illegally tinted,” Cropper said. “The officer made contact with the driver, who identified herself as Jada Spencer. Spencer asked Off. Cayer if she could step out of her vehicle to enter her motel room and obtain her driver’s license.”

While another officer stayed with the second female, Cayer reportedly escorted Spencer into her room, where he noticed the odor of Marijuana.

“Spencer also had five Hydrocodone pills in the room,” Cropper said. “When the second female exited the vehicle, Off. Kendale Booker noticed a firearm in plain sight on the floorboard on the passenger side.”

Cropper said the passenger identified herself as Antavia Sterling. She reportedly gave officers permission to search her hand bag, admitting she had Marijuana in her possession.

“During the search, officers located a plastic baggie containing 53 Ecstasy pills,” Cropper said. “Sterling stated the pills belonged to her.”

Spencer, 27, of the700 block of Jackson St., Minden, was charged with felony possession of Sch. II Hydrocodone.

Sterling, 25, of W.R. Reeder St., Minden, was arrested for possession of Sch. II Ecstasy with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm near a controlled dangerous substance.

Both females were transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.