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Drug, gun charges land one in jail

A minor traffic infraction last week led to a driver being arrested on multiple charges, including drug and firearms charges.

Carolyn Allums, 56, of the 300 block of Lee Street, was driving on Lake Road when a deputy saw the vehicle she was driving cross over the centerline multiple times, according to reports.

After stopping the vehicle, Allums reportedly told deputies that she did not have proof of registration or insurance and that her driver license was suspended. She then reportedly told deputies her name was Carolyn Collins, however dispatchers were unable to locate anyone in the state database with the name and birthday, deputies said.

Allums then told deputies that her name was Carolyn Allums and that her I.D. was in the car before giving consent to search the vehicle, according to reports.

During the search, deputies say they found a .22 caliber pistol and prescription pill bottles in a backpack in the trunk of the vehicle. One pill bottle labeled for Meloxicam contained three different pills; one was identified as the painkiller Tramadol, according to the report.

Deputies also say another pill bottle, which was not prescribed to Allums, was found and contained six Hydrocodone pills.

During the stop, deputies also discovered Allums was wanted in Bienville Parish on warrants. Allums was then arrested on charges of improper lane usage, no proof of registration, resisting an officer by providing false information, no proof of vehicle insurance, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled dangerous substance, driving under suspension and as a fugitive from Bienville Parish and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

Officials from the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office say Allums’ warrants stem from multiple past traffic violations.

Minden Press-Herald

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