By Bonnie Culverhouse
Minden Police arrested a south Webster Parish man Saturday evening on drug and weapons charges.
Trenton Fausett Campbell, 18, of the 1700 block of Pilgrim Rest Rd., Doyline, is charged with illegal carrying of a weapon, possession of Sch. II with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Ofc. Reece Tewell and Off. Lita Hopkins responded to the call at a restaurant on Homer Road.
“An individual claimed a guy pulled a gun on him,” Cropper said. “The man also said he could smell Marijuana coming from the suspect’s vehicle.”
Officers reportedly located the suspect’s vehicle at the intersection of E. Union and Sheppard Street.
“They got behind the vehicle and initiated blue lights,” said the chief. “The vehicle, driven by Campbell, pulled over at a local pawn shop. He identified himself as Trenton Fausett. Ofc. Tewell said he asked Campbell if he had any weapons in the vehicle, and he said yes. The officers said they could also smell Marijuana in the vehicle.”
The officer conducted a pat down of the suspect and asked if there was any Marijuana in the vehicle. The suspect reportedly said yes, in a backpack in the back seat.
Cropper said officers reportedly located a firearm in a holster under the driver’s seat, along with the backpack with a combination lock.
“When asked for the combination, Campbell provided it,” said the chief. “Inside the bag were there individual clear bags containing a green leafy substance, suspected to be Marijuana.”
Officers reportedly discovered a metal tray, scale, glass pipe, rolling papers and a device used to store Marijuana in the bottom, with a one-time use pipe and a plastic grinder.
Using the scale in the bag, it was reportedly determined the total approximate weight of the Marijuana was 30.58 grams.
“When officers asked him why he pulled a gun on the man, the suspect told them these men were ‘barking’ at this girlfriend, and it made him angry,” Cropper said. “He told them he exited his vehicle and put the pistol in his pocket, but he said he never pointed the pistol at the men.”