Shattered windshield leads to drug arrest 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Minden Police pulled over a local man with a shattered windshield late Tuesday night and arrested him on drug charges.

Louis Adam Theriot III, 38, of the 900 block of Hinton St., Minden, is charged with windshield obstruction, driving under suspension, possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said OFC. Anthony Miller and Off. Jason Lee originally stopped Theriot on Sibley Road because of the damage to his front windshield.

“The front windshield had major damage, totally obstructing the driver’s view through approximately half the windshield,” Cropper said. “When OFC. Miller contacted dispatch, he learned Theriot’s license was suspended.”

Theriot reportedly gave officers consent to search the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

“During the search, a total of 9.7 grams of Methamphetamine, a digital scale and new needles were located in a blue bag in the front passenger’s seat,” Cropper said. “The Meth was packaged for individual sale in four separate baggies.”

Theriot was booked at Minden Police Department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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