By Bonnie Culverhouse
Traffic violations netted Minden Police a man on multiple drug and firearms charges.
Demarcus Trayvon Green, 25, of the 200 block of Abney Street, Minden, was arrested for possession of Ecstasy, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance and resisting arrest with force or violence.
Chief Steve Cropper said Lt. Chris Hammontree and K9 Tigo were traveling north on Lee Street early Sunday morning when Hammontree noticed a vehicle weaving out of its lane.
“He initiated a traffic stop on Shreveport Road after observing several other traffic offenses,” Cropper said. “He made contact with the driver, Alonzo Mims and passenger Damarcus Green. The lieutenant developed a reasonable suspicion for an open-air K9 sniff of the vehicle.”
Cropper said Tigo showed odor response on the vehicle.
“Once the subjects were advised the vehicle was going to be searched, Green attempted to leave the scene,” said the chief. “When Sgt. Mitch Hackett attempted to detain Green in handcuffs, Green began to fight, elbowing the sergeant in the mouth.”
The officers took Green to the ground and, once he was secured, they reportedly located a 9MM handgun under the passenger seat, a baggie of green powder (.9 g), which was later tested and found to be Ecstasy.
Cropper said officers also located a baggie with 7.1 g of natural Marijuana.
“Green admitted the items were his,” said the chief. “Mims was cited and released. When Green was booked at MPD, officers learned Green was a multi-time convicted felon for violent offenses and the handgun was stolen from Dubach.”
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