Minden man in custody for having drugs, juveniles in his vehicle

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Minden man is in jail on drug charges after being stopped by local police for no license plate on his vehicle.

Russell Glen Miller, 44, of the 1700 block of Jack Martin Rd., Minden, was arrested Saturday night by Minden Police for no motor vehicle license, no insurance, failure to register, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine in the presence of persons under 17 years of age.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said Ofc. Anthony Miller initiated the traffic stop for no license plate on Bymo at Homer Road around 7:45 p.m.

“The officer noticed there were two juveniles inside the vehicle, and dispatch advised the vehicle was not registered to the driver, identified as Russell Miller,” Cropper said. “Lt. Chris Hammontree advised Ofc. Miller that Russell Miller had a history of narcotics and violent offenses.”

When the officer asked Russell Miller if he had any narcotics in the vehicle, the subject reportedly said “not that he knew of.” He then reportedly granted consent to search the vehicle.

“During a search, officers found suspected methamphetamine in a baggie located in a front pocket of a pair of jeans,” said the chief. “Another baggie was inside the pocket but just had residue inside. A needle was also located in a gun cleaning box in the back seat of the truck.”

Cropper said a marijuana pipe was located with burnt residue inside.

“Both juveniles were under the age of 17,” he added. 

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