‘Frog gigging’ takes alleged drug dealer off the street

By Bonnie Culverhouse

An alleged dealer is in jail and more drugs are off local streets following a Friday night traffic stop by Minden Police.

Quardrick Leyun “Frog” Clark, 41, of the 1400 block of Bayou Ave., Minden, is charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, powder cocaine, natural marijuana and synthetic marijuana – street value around $1,000. He is also charged with resisting an officer and resisting an officer with force.

Chief Jared McIver said around 8 p.m., Lt. Chris Hammontree and Off. Ben Sparks were patrolling in a 2-man unit, when they observed a black Nissan Xterra failing to use a signal as it turned from West Street onto Winford.

“As the vehicle slowed, the passenger – later identified as Clark – fled on foot holding a black bag,” McIver said. “Off. Sparks pursued on foot through backyards until he tackled Clark behind a residence in the 500 block of Winford.”

McIver said a scuffled ensued as Off. Sparks attempted to place Clark in handcuffs.

“Lt. Hammontree secured the driver, Andraeous Huey, in cuffs around the time Sgt. Reece Tewell arrived and took custody of him,” said the chief. “Lt. Hammontree went to help Off. Sparks who had Clark on the ground at gunpoint. Off. Sparks was bleeding from his right forearm.”

After Lt. Hammontree handcuffed Clark, he reportedly continued to struggle until he was placed in the patrol unit.

Officers located 1.26 grams of powder cocaine, 1.58 grams of crack cocaine, 8.29 grams of natural marijuana and 20.56 grams of synthetic marijuana in the bag and on Clark’s person, he reportedly had more than $750 in cash.

“K9 Officer Tigo performed an open-air sniff and alerted to the passenger side door where Lt. Hammontree located another bag of synthetic marijuana which Clark allegedly dropped when he exited the car,” McIver said. “An open container of D’usse alcohol was in the floorboard of the passenger side.”

Clark was on probation and Probation and Parole requested a hold. According to McIver, Huey reportedly was not charged.

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