Drugs, cash, vehicle seized in drug arrests
Published 2:16 pm Thursday, May 26, 2016
Working with information passed on to them by Washington Parish patrol deputies, Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force detectives were able to locate and arrest two Tangipahoa Parish women who were allegedly attempting to sell drugs near the intersection of highways 16 and 450 in western Washington Parish on Wednesday.
According to the sheriff’s office, the two had allegedly planned to sell drugs from their car while parked in a parking lot.
Arrested were Michelle McCoy Winters, 43, a resident of Davis Street in Hammond and Sheila Ann Richardson, 31, a resident of Johnson Lane in Tickfaw. Both women were placed in the Washington Parish Jail.
Seized in the drug arrest were $1,240 cash, a 2012 Mazda M3, five grams of methamphetamine, marijuana and assorted narcotic pills.
Winters’ bond is set at $58,500 and she is charged with: Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs (2 counts), Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Richardson’s bond is set at $50,500 and she is charged with: Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force detectives have been in touch with Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives concerning this arrest and other crimes that may have occurred in the two-parish area. The investigation continues and is focused on burglaries that took place inside Tangipahoa Parish.
Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal commented, “Our patrol division did a fabulous job in gathering information about these two women and then passing it on to our Drug Task Force detectives who were then able to intercept and arrest them. All of these fine officers deserve a pat on the back and a hearty ‘thank you’ for a job well done.”
Sheriff Seal continued, stating, “I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again. We work closely with officers from all of our surrounding agencies as well as state and federal officers. We will continue to combine resources to arrest and incarcerate drug dealers and other criminals who prey on our honest citizens.”