Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says two Haughton men were arrested late Monday night on drug charges following a traffic stop in Haughton.
Jerry D. Walden, 17, and Michael D. Anderson, 20, both of the 500 block of Chandler Road in Haughton, were charged with possession with the intent to distribute Schedule I drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Walden was driving the vehicle with Anderson as the passenger when a Bossier Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop on Highway 80 when he noticed the vehicle had a faulty tail light. When the deputy made contact with Walden, the driver appeared to be impaired, and the deputy frisked the driver for officer safety. The deputy found two baggies of suspected marijuana in Walden’s right front pocket. Walden then told the deputy he had two more baggies of marijuana in a gray backpack behind the driver’s side seat.
Upon searching, the deputy found the marijuana and a metal smoking pipe inside the backpack, as well as one package of cigarillos on the passenger side floorboard. The deputy also found a suspected marijuana blunt in the ashtray.
Furthermore, after detaining Walden and Anderson in the patrol unit, the deputy found a baggie of suspected marijuana on the floorboard. Anderson stated the baggie came out of his shoe, and both Walden and Anderson admitted to purchasing the marijuana in Shreveport; Anderson said he paid $10 for the marijuana, while Walden paid $40.00. The both admitted to the deputy they had just finished a blunt.
Walden also stated that he had sold marijuana in the past, but it had been a while since his last sale.
They were both placed under arrest and transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for booking. Their bonds are pending.
From Bossier Sheriff's Office