Farmerville man arrested for drugs in Springhill

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A sleeping driver tipped off Springhill Police of a potential problem last week.

Darkendrus K. Gipson, 39, of the 700 block of Rodeo Circle, Farmerville, La., was reportedly sleeping in his 2010 Nissan Altima at the corner of Williams Street in Springhill, around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd said Ofc. Dilorenzo approached the driver’s window and looked inside where he noticed the sleeping male subject, later identified as Gipson.

“The officer got the subject’s attention and asked him to open the door,” Lynd said. “Once it was open, the officer noticed a small yellow bag containing what appeared to be synthetic marijuana in plain view of the door handle.”

The officer, along with Sgt. Dunn, reportedly detained the subject and noticed a glass pipe with a white crystal like residue on the driver’s front seat.

Gipson was arrested for possession of 7.4 grams of methamphetamine, possession of 2 grams of synthetic marijuana and 2 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked at the Springhill Police Department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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