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Weekend crash ends in drug arrest

by Minden Press-Herald



HEFLIN – A rollover crash led to the arrest of the driver when police discovered what they believed to be narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside her vehicle.

Pamela Doyle, 54, of the 1600 block of Franklin Road in Heflin, was arrested for careless operation, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule II CDS, possession of Schedule IV CDS and introduction of contraband into a penal institution.

Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies say the crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 371 at Tillman Church Road Sunday, Feb. 14. Upon arrival, Deputy Marshall Merritt made contact with the driver, identified as Doyle, who was complaining of head pain. A laceration was noted on her head, and she was transported to Minden Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.

While she was on her way to the hospital, deputies took inventory of the contents inside the vehicle and discovered a glass pipe with a crystal-like substance they believed to be methamphetamine. The items were in plain view on the passenger floorboard of the vehicle, according to the police report.

They searched her purse and discovered a clear plastic baggie containing suspected methamphetamine.

Upon release from the hospital, Doyle was placed under arrest and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for booking.

During processing, a further search of her purse revealed what deputies believed to be seven Xanax pills inside.

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