Search warrant leads police to drugs, bad checks

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Minden Police officers, executing a search warrant, took a Minden man into custody on multiple charges.

Justin Ricardo Bailey, 33, of the 200 block of Clerk St., Minden, was charged with possession of Methamphetamine and monetary instrument abuse.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said when Det. Keith King Jr. and Det. Kenneth James entered the Clerk Street address, all subjects were placed in handcuffs.

“Bailey was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine wrapped in a check located in his front right pocket,” Cropper said. “During the search, several checking accounts and checks were found written from Justin Bailey to Justin Bailey on several different banks.”

A printer was reportedly discovered with a check from a Sibley business on the scanner.

“Several copies of that same check were found throughout the bedroom area,” said the chief. “After the search was concluded, Bailey was taken to the PD. After he was interviewed, he was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.”

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