Routine stop nets alleged Ecstasy owner 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A routine traffic stop netted Minden Police the drug arrest of a local woman Tuesday evening.

Dominica Ki Unique Flournoy, 19, of the 300 block of White Oak Drive, Minden, was charged with possession of Ecstasy.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Lt. Chris Hammontree stopped a car in which Flournoy was a passenger when he observed it with blue headlights on Homer Road near Pine Hills Country Club.

“Lt. Hammontree made contact with the driver, Sean Simmons, and smelled the odor of burnt Marijuana,” Cropper said. “Simmons was not able to provide a driver’s license, proof of insurance or registration.”

With the aid of officers Ben Sparks and Jared McIver, Hammontree reportedly had Simmons exit the vehicle after learning his license was suspended.

“Simmons gave officers consent to search the vehicle, and they also asked Flournoy to exit,” said the chief. “Officers located a Marijuana bud in the driver’s seat and a jar with less than 5 grams of natural Marijuana in the back seat. They also found a digital scale in the center console and a piece of plastic with 7 Ecstasy pills in Flournoy’s wallet.”

Flournoy reportedly told officers the pills were for anxiety, but they allegedly field tested positive for Ecstasy.

Simmons was also arrested for blue headlights, driving under suspension and drug paraphernalia. He was transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, according to the chief, since his charges were linked to a felony arrest.

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