Traffic stop leads to 2 arrests for drugs, guns

Published 3:43 am Wednesday, August 14, 2019

During the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 11, members of the Bogalusa Police Dept. Criminal Patrol Division Shift B, under the command of Capt. Troy Tervalon, conducted a traffic stop on Columbia Street near East Third Street.

During interaction with the driver, Kordarrius Mingo, and his passenger, De’Salaam Pittman, officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the car, which prompted further investigation. As a result of that investigation, officers recovered approximately 197 grams of marijuana, a .45 caliber handgun, stolen out of Gulfport, Miss., drug paraphernalia indicating distribution, and $2,349 in cash.

Both Mingo and Pittman were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a stolen firearm, and illegal carrying of a weapon while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Mingo was additionally charged with improper lane use.

Kordarrius Mingo

De’Salaam Pittman