Sleeping woman’s child wanders away

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A south Webster Parish woman is behind bars on drug charges while in the presence of a juvenile.

Janet Lynne Brown, 24, of Sibley, was arrested by Sibley Police for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, improper supervision of a juvenile and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile.

According to the police report, Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies contacted Ofc. Clint Meshell in regard to a naked juvenile in a front yard on SE Natchitoches Street.

The officer reportedly made contact with WPSO and an employee of a local branch bank in Sibley who knew where the family lived. They went to make contact with the mother of the juvenile (Brown) and found her residence door was open. Brown was asleep in the bed, unaware her child had left the house.

Brown gave officers consent to search her house. They discovered marijuana in plain view beside her bed. She allegedly admitted the narcotics belonged to her.

Brown was arrested and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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