K-9 Tigo sniffs out drugs

By Bonnie Culverhouse

K-9 Tigo and Minden Police arrested a local man last weekend on drug charges.

Jason Goodwin, 45, of the 1300 block of Elm Street, Minden, is charged with possession of crystal meth with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer.

Police Chief Jared McIver said Sgt. Chris Cayer was patrolling the area of Elm Street near Homer Road around 4 p.m. Sunday, when he noticed a blue Chevrolet Silverado operating with defective brake lights.

“Sgt. Cayer initiated a traffic stop with lights and siren, but the vehicle continued down Elm Street through the intersection of East Todd and Elm,” McIver said. “When it pulled into the private drive in the 1300 block of Elm Street, the driver immediately exited the vehicle and walked toward Sgt. Cayer’s patrol vehicle.”

McIver said Cayer conducted a frisk and removed a knife from his person.

“The driver, identified as Goodwin, was acting extremely nervous and told the officer he could not hear the sirens because his air conditioning was too loud,” said the chief.

Lt. Chris Hammontree and K-9 Tigo reportedly arrived on the scene and conducted an open air sniff.

“K-9 Tigo alerted on the vehicle, and when Sgt. Cayer went to conduct a vehicle search, Goodwin attempted to flee on foot,” said the chief. “He was unsuccessful and taken into custody.”

In a glasses’ case, officers located 6 grams of suspected methamphetamine in three individual baggies with a glass pipe.

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