By Bonnie Culverhouse
A couple of brothers and a third man have been arrested on drug charges by Minden Police.
William D. Theus, 37, of the 200 block of Goode Ave., Minden, was arrested for resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Calvin Theus, 39, same address, was taken into custody for resisting arrest by force or violence, 2 counts of possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of justice, possession of a legend drug and 2 warrants for Probation and Parole violations.
Kenyaskey Moore, 38, listing the same Goode Ave. address was arrested for running a stop sign, resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia (used meth pipe). He also had an active felony warrant through Shreveport Police and was released to them.
Chief Jared McIver said Lt. Chris Hammontree was patrolling in the Good Ave. area, looking for Calvin Theus when he observed a male – later identified as Moore – riding a bicycle from behind a house.
“Moore was carrying a small suitcase and several items,” McIver said. “When he ran a stop sign at the intersection of Goode and Gladney, Lt. Hammontree initiated a traffic stop.”
Hammontree reportedly located the pipe in Moore’s back pocket.
“The lieutenant went back to the 200 block of Goode Ave. with the suitcase to determine if it was stolen, said the chief. “He made contact with a female who told me she did not know Moore and the bag was not hers. Lt. Hammontree noticed an open shed door in the backyard, and she told him her son William was back there.”
The female allegedly gave Hammontree permission to talk to William and led him to the backyard.
“As they were walking around the side of the house, Calvin came out of the shed and tried to make it into the house,” McIver said. “The lieutenant identified him as Calvin and grabbed Calvin’s arm, saying he had a warrant for Calvin’s arrest. Calvin pulled away and tried to enter the house. Lt. Hammontree pulled him back into the doorway and they began to fight.”
During the scuffle, Calvin Theus allegedly attempted to dispose of a baggie containing .66 grams of Fentanyl and a methamphetamine pipe. At that point, Sgt. Mitch Hackett arrived and officers were able to secure Calvin in handcuffs.
A search of Calvin reportedly yielded .45 grams of powder cocaine and a second meth pipe in his pants’ crotch.
While Lt. Kenneth James reportedly secured a search warrant for the residence. Sgt. Chris Cayer, Sgt. Jason Smith and Hammontree made contact with three subjects in the shed.
William Theus, one of the subjects, was frisked and found to be in possession of a used but broken meth pipe in his right pants pocket.
“In William’s other pants pocket was a digital scale commonly used to package narcotics,” the chief said. “Once the search warrant arrived, officers located a Glock .40 caliber magazine in the shed, 100 mg of Gabapentin, small baggies for drug sales and smoking devices.”
McIver said Calvin Theus admitted ownership of the Gabapentin. Both brothers are on probation.
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