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Angie man jailed for drugs

On Thursday, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kyle Stogner and Detective Chad Cassard were patrolling in the Angie area when they observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of Highway 1071, according to WPSO Chief Deputy Mike Haley.

As the officers drove to the vehicle that was obstructing the highway, the vehicle proceeded to Louisiana Highway 21, turned north without signaling, then drove off of and then back on to the highway, Haley said. The officers activated blue lights and were able to stop the vehicle in a business parking lot in Angie.

The officers encountered the driver, David Bryce Mingo, 59, a resident of Connie Simmons Road.

“A pat down search of Mingo revealed two plastic bags containing cocaine and marijuana in a pocket of his trousers,” Haley said. “Mingo was arrested for possession of the illegal narcotics in addition to traffic offenses.”

Haley said that Mingo has a history of arrests in Washington Parish since 2014, when he was arrested for domestic violence. Four additional arrests since that time were for a variety of criminal acts, including automobile theft, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and several counts of failure to appear in court.

“One would think that a 59-year-old man would have modified his behavior by this age,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “Obviously not, in this case. I appreciate the good work of our alert officers, who are always on the watch for criminal activity as they patrol our parish. Good work, men.”