Minden businessman arrested for theft, mingling substances

A local businessman was taken into custody at Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office around 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

Ronald D. Veitch, 66, of the 100 block of Coleman Loop, Homer, La., was arrested by WPSO on warrants for theft and mingling substances.

According to the initial complaint affidavits, Veitch allegedly stole 12 hydrocodone pills from the complainant’s residence in Minden and replaced the stolen pills with 13 white oblong pills in the bottle labeled hydrocodone.

The replacement pills were reportedly unidentifiable.

Veitch was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center without incident.

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