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Woman turns herself in on drug charges

by Minden Press-Herald


A Springhill woman turned herself into police after warrants were issued for her arrest on drug charges.

Crystal Todd Neely, 33, of the 800 block of North Ark in Springhill, was arrested Thursday, May 7, and charged with possession of Schedule II CDS (hydrocodone), possession of Schedule III CDS (soboxone), possession of Schedule I CDS (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond was set at $11,750.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd says he and the Webster Parish Narcotics Task Force received a tip on another person in which warrants had been issued and went to the residence for that purpose. He says they also got a tip drugs were at that residence.

When they arrived, he says they asked if they could search the residence, and Neely said no.

“The individual we were looking for was not there, so then I asked about the drugs, and Det. (Shawn) Baker said he smelled an odor of marijuana,” Lynd said. “We asked if we could search, and she said no. That’s when I instructed one of my detectives to go get a search warrant, and she turned around and said, ‘Y’all come in.’”

Lynd says she took them to a bedroom inside the residence and showed them a drawer in a dresser containing a small pink pouch authorities believe to contain a small amount of marijuana, two pills believed to be hydrocodone and one strip of soboxone.

“She did not have prescriptions for either one,” he said. “We did not arrest her that day. Warrants were obtained for her arrest.”

Lynd and detectives went back to the residence and she was not home. The chief says they called her and she turned herself in.

She was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

Arresting officers were Lt. Shawn Baker, with the Webster Narcotics Task Force, Det. Ronald Wedgeworth of the Springhill Police Department and Lynd.

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