By Bonnie Culverhouse
Yet another routine traffic stop has led to the arrest of a woman on drug charges.
Frances Elizabeth Thompson, 22, of the 2600 block of Old Athens Rd., Homer, was arrested by Minden Police for possession of marijuana and Ecstasy.
Police Chief Steve Cropper said Off. Kayla Little stopped Thompson’s vehicle early Friday morning when she observed the vehicle using no lights on Sheppard St. near E. Union.
“The car was bearing a Florida license plate, and there were two persons inside,” Cropper said. “When the officer approached the vehicle, she could smell marijuana, and the passenger threw garbage out of her window in front of Lt. (Chris) Hammontree, who was also on the scene.”
According to reports, the passenger and driver were asked to step out of the vehicle at that point.
“Lt. Hammontree and K9 officer Tigo did a cold sniff around the vehicle since Ms. Thompson denied consent to search,” Cropper said. “Tigo gave a positive alert on the entire vehicle.”
A small bag of marijuana was reportedly located inside the passenger’s purse. She received a citation for littering and possession.
“During a search of the driver – Thompson – three additional bags of marijuana were located in her purse and a green pill that tested positive for Ecstasy,” said the chief. “Another driver came for the passenger, but Ms. Thompson was arrested and taken to Minden PD.”
Thompson was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for holding. She was also cited for driving without required lights.
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