Drug, fraud charges lead to Haynesville woman’s arrest

Burrell
Burrell

Webster deputies arrested a Haynesville woman on drug and fraud charges at a Webster Parish casino.

Tammy Duke Burrell, 46, of the 4100 block of Highway 2 Alternate in Haynesville, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer. She was also arrested on three warrants, for bank fraud, fraudulent access of a credit card and identity theft.

The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office received a tip that she was at the Timberland Casino, and when Dep. Terry Brown arrived, he made contact with Burrell. When he asked her name, she reportedly gave a false name. He then asked to see her driver’s license.
She went outside to her vehicle to retrieve her purse, where her driver’s license was located. It was at that time she admitted her name, according to the report.

Dep. Joe Morgan arrived on scene and retrieved her driver’s license from her purse. At that time, he located inside the purse a suspected methamphetamine pipe wrapped in white paper towel, deputies said.

Burrell was then placed under arrest and transported to the sheriff’s office substation, where she reportedly admitted to having suspected methamphetamine inside her purse. During the search of her purse, deputies found a clear, rock-like substance, believed to be methamphetamine.

She was transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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