Woman arrested for drugs after traffic stop

Published 10:31 am Thursday, June 29, 2017

A Franklinton woman was arrested Tuesday, after Bogalusa Police Department officers reportedly noticed drug-related items in a vehicle after a routine traffic stop.

Maj. Percy Knight, public information officer for the BPD, said that officers observed Tuesday that the driver of a vehicle on Avenue F was not wearing a seat belt. The vehicle was occupied by the driver and two passengers.

Knight said that officers reportedly observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, in plain view. After searching the purse of Twanna Meiners, 42, of Franklinton, officers reportedly located two methamphetamine pipes, and a straw with methamphetamine residue inside. Also inside the purse was one pill identified as Alprazolam, a pill identified as acetaminophen with codeine phosphate, and a small portion of Suboxone, Knight said.

Meiners was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession of legend drugs, possession of Schedule III drugs (Suboxone), and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone.

A legend drug is any drug that requires a prescription. This may be a controlled substance (narcotic) or a non-narcotic of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug free zone, Knight said.