Law enforcement confiscates large amount of drugs, firearms at Hall Street address

From left, MPD Officer Cadyn O’Connor, Probation and Parole Officer Abigail Trippett, MPD Officer Ben Sparks and MPD Narcotics Sgt. Shane Griffith.

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A check by Probation and Parole around 3 p.m. Thursday led to confiscation of a large amount of drugs, cash and firearms.

Narcotics Sgt. Shane Griffith said upon arrival at a residence in the 100 block of Hall Street, P&P agents discovered a gray Dodge Charger with switched plates.

“As officers approached the residence, a male jumped into the vehicle and left the scene,” Griffith said. “Probation officer Abigail Trippett called us (Minden Police) to check the tag, and it came back to a 2016 Hyundai Sonata.”

Griffith said the vehicle returned and the male exited with “something in his hands” and ran into the house.

“He came back outside and attempted to flee on foot,” Griffith said. “He was apprehended after a short foot chase.”

The black male was identified as Brian Fielding, 24 years of age.

“Officers on the scene noticed baggies of a green substance in the Charger’s door, and a search of the vehicle yielded several small and large baggies of synthetic marijuana, and baggies of methamphetamine,” Griffith added.

Narcotics officers for MPD obtained a search warrant for the Hall Street address.

“We found large quantities of synthetic marijuana and almost 126 grams of crystal methamphetamine, all packaged for sale,” Griffith said. “Street value is more than $6,000.”

Also in the residence were several firearms, which included rifles, shotguns and handguns, as well as digital scales and empty clear baggies that are used for drug sales. Cash recovered was almost $1,000.

Officers are running the serial numbers on the firearms to determine if any were stolen. There were two high-grade homemade suppressors with the firearms, which brings Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigator into the picture.

Lashunda Rabb and Donald Allums were in the residence and taken into custody for questioning. Charges on all three are pending.

“If you sell drugs in Minden, you are going to be caught and prosecuted,” Griffith said.

Chief Jared McIver said Louisiana Probation and Parole, Minden Police and now ATF are involved.

“When you are fully staffed, you can actually get out and be proactive,” McIver said. “It’s something almost every day, and it’s making a big impact.”

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