Drugs, firearms are illegal mix

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Minden Police arrested a local man with drugs and firearms Monday afternoon.

Eric Dexter Moore, 31, of the 700 block of Buck St., Minden, is charged with resisting an officer, possession of Ecstasy with intent to distribute, 2 counts of a felon in possession of a firearm, 2 counts of possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and three active warrants.

Chief Jared McIver said early afternoon Monday, Off. Kendale Booker received a tip from Lt. Kenneth James that a male subject – later identified as Moore – had a gun in the parking lot of a local motel on Shreveport Road.

“Off. Booker was informed that Moore is a convicted felon,” McIver said. “Moore refused to identify himself to the officers and fled on foot. He was later taken into custody.”

Moore reportedly had bags in his possession and during a search, police located 2 firearms (.38 and .380 caliber) and a clear bag containing approximately 30 suspected Ecstasy pills.

“While searching Moore, officers located a glass pipe with suspected narcotic residue inside,” said the chief.

Further investigation showed Moore was convicted of distribution of Schedule 1 in 2016. His sentence ended in 2018, however, as a convicted felon, it is illegal for him to carry a firearm.

McIver said post Miranda, Moore admitted to possession of the firearms. He was transported to Minden Police Department for booking and transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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