Deputies arrest Shongaloo man on drug charges

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Shongaloo man on drug charges following a routine traffic stop.
Bobby Tymetrius Cooper, 41, of the 100 block of Half Pint Road, has been charged with felony possession of synthetic Marijuana.

Sheriff Jason Parker said his deputies – Aaron Barnes and Jordon Greer – observed a 2003 yellow Mustang, with no rear license plate, cross the center line while traveling on Firetower Road.

“Deputy Barnes made contact with the female driver, Ellen Houck, and asked for her vehicle information and driver’s license,” Parker said. “The passenger, Cooper, would not let the deputy speak without interruption, so he asked Houck – who appeared to be nervous – to step out of the car.”

When Barnes asked why she was so nervous, Houck reportedly admitted her driver’s license was suspended and Cooper had a bag of “Mojo” (synthetic Marijuana) in the vehicle.

Parker said when Deputy Greer arrived on the scene, Houck consented to have her vehicle searched.

“When deputies asked Cooper if there was anything in the vehicle, he stated there was ‘Mojo’ in Houck’s purse,” said the sheriff. “A large amount of loose synthetic Marijuana was located on the passenger floorboard, along with a clear ziplock bag containing synthetic Marijuana in a purse on the driver’s floorboard.”

Cooper was taken into custody. He reportedly has several priors, making his arrest a felony. Houck was issued a citation for the traffic charges.