Alleged gang member No. 13 arrested after traffic stop

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Minden man stopped on traffic violations, was the lucky No. 13 arrested for gang activity.

Lamorris Jackson Jr., 21, of Mason St., Minden, was arrested by Louisiana State Police Troop G Trooper Coltan Haynes, for speeding, possession of Marijuana, attempted possession of Marijuana and on a warrant from Minden Police for criminal street gangs and pattern of criminal street gangs.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Haynes observed Jackson speeding (38 in a 25-mph zone) on Sheppard Street.

“The trooper initiated a traffic stop,” Cropper said. “The vehicle turned on to La. 159 and stopped. He called for Jackson to get out of the vehicle, and when he did, Trooper Haynes detected a strong odor of Marijuana coming from his body and the vehicle.”

As he approached the vehicle, the trooper reported seeing a “blunt” on the driver’s side step.

“Jackson admitted to the blunt being his when asked,” said the chief. “The trooper lated located a small plastic bag of suspected Marijuana in the vehicle. Both the blunt and the baggie weighed in at 4.7 grams.”

During the stop, Trooper Haynes reportedly learned there was a warrant for Jackson’s arrest, relating to gangs.

Trooper Haynes later located two plastic bags on the roadway, just past the vehicle, containing 2.2 grams of suspected Marijuana.

Jackson was booked and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.