By Bonnie Culverhouse
Taking a break on someone else’s front porch landed a Minden man in jail on drug charges.
Gene Antonio Kemp, 26, of the 1100 block of Bayou Ave., was arrested by Minden Police for possession of Sch. I Marijuana, possession of Sch. II Methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police Chief Steve Cropper said Monday afternoon Sgt. Jeremy Sitter was dispatched to a North Middle Landing residence for a possible break in.
“Sgt. Sitter made contact with Kemp who was sitting on a front porch,” Cropper said. “Kemp told the sergeant he was ‘just taking a break from walking.’ But while talking with Kemp, Sitter could smell a strong odor of Marijuana emitting from Kemp’s person.”
Cropper said Sgt. Sitter asked Kemp if had any drugs on him, and Kemp told him he doesn’t do drugs any more.
Sgt. Sitter then reportedly asked Kemp if he would empty his pockets and Kemp complied.
“Kemp reached inside his pants pockets and pulled out some money, stating he just got that from his disability check,” said the chief. “Sgt. Sitter then asked Kemp about his jacket pockets, and Kemp gave him permission to search, saying he had nothing on him.”
Sgt. Sitter reportedly found a large bag containing suspected Marijuana, a small bag containing suspected Methamphetamine and a pipe commonly used for smoking illegal narcotics.
Kemp was taken to MPD for processing. The suspected narcotics field tested positive for Methamphetamine. Kemp was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.
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