A Springhill woman found herself under arrest after North Webster Narcotics Task Force agents found narcotics inside her residence when they went to question her regarding another investigation.
Leslie Michelle Thompson, 38, of the 800 block of Coyle Street, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 6, and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond on those charges totaled $25,700. A probation hold was placed on her with no bond.
According to reports, Webster Parish Sheriff’s narcotics agent Lt. Shawn Baker, Springhill police detectives Ronald Wedgeworth and W. Frazier, along with Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd went to Thompson’s Coyle Street residence to question her about the possibility that she might be in possession of stolen firearms.
When they made contact with her inside the residence, agents detected an odor believed to be that of marijuana. Baker walked toward a bedroom inside, and passing the dining room table, a package containing suspected methamphetamine was seen in plain view.
Officer Fannie Rankin was called to the scene to search Thompson’s person, and upon that search, a foil package containing suspected methamphetamine was found in her front pants pocket.
A search warrant was obtained, and during a subsequent search of the home, a hypodermic needle was located in a backpack in the dining room.
Thompson was placed under arrest on the above charges and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for booking.
The weapons in question were not found inside the residence, agents said.