Police arrest couple on drug charges

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Minden Police have arrested a Haynesville man and Doyline woman on drug charges.

Landon T. Childress, 31, of the 200 block of Burham Dr., Haynesville, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Melissa R. Overstreet, 39, of the 400 block of Oak Drive, Doyline, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, sublocade and drug paraphernalia.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Ofc. Chris Cayer was patrolling the Germantown Road area Sunday evening, when he noticed a white single cab F-150 bumping the yellow line of the roadway.

“The officer stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver who identified himself as Childress,” Cropper said. “The passenger identified herself as Overstreet.”

Cropper said as the officer questioned the driver, he was reportedly evading all questions and refused to make eye contact.

“Off. Jared McIver arrived on scene, and the officers asked Childress and Overstreet to step out of the vehicle,” said the chief. “They asked to search the vehicle, but Childress denied.”

Cayer reportedly contacted Lt. Chris Hammontree to bring K-9 Tigo to the scene.

“K-9 Tigo alerted on the vehicle,” Cropper said. “Officers then located a green container in Overstreet’s backpack. It contained suspected methamphetamine and * sublocade pills. Officers also located a glass pipe in Overstreet’s backpack.”

On the driver’s side of the vehicle, officers located suspected methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Both suspects were placed under arrest and transported to Minden Police Department for booking. They were later transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

* WPJ has been notified by a healthcare provider that Sublocade is an injection that is administered in healthcare offices, rather than in pill form, however, Sublocade is the drug listed in the official arrest report. We apologize if there has been any confusion. Our definition was listed as follows: SUBLOCADE contains an opioid medicine called buprenorphine that can cause serious and life-threatening breathing problems if improperly used.

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