BPD: After blocking road, woman arrested for drugs

Published 4:18 am Saturday, September 2, 2017

A Bogalusa woman was arrested on drug charges and other charges Wednesday after her vehicle was blocking a street in the city, according to Maj. Percy Knight of the Bogalusa Police Department.

Knight, the public information officer for the BPD, said that Acting Captain Troy Tervalon was patrolling the area of South Royal Street at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, when he observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway and blocking both lanes of travel.

“Tervalon observed a male standing next to the vehicle, leaning into the passenger window and it appeared to be a drug deal taking place,” Knight said. “When the male subject saw the fully marked police unit, he walked away from the vehicle and the vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed.

“As Tervalon attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle ran the stop sign at the intersection at Long Avenue. The vehicle was finally stopped on New Orleans Street.”

Knight said that the driver was identified as Nigena Wilson, 28, of Bogalusa. Wilson reportedly kept placing her hands in her pants pockets, and Tervalon observed Wilson take an Aleve pill bottle from the front right pants pocket and place it into her rear pants pocket, Knight said.

“Officers located Oxycodone pills in Wilson’s front pants pocket,” Knight said. “The Aleve pill bottle contained two Alprazolam 2-mg (pills) and 2 Alprazolam 1-mg. Inside the vehicle, officers located an open container of beer.”

Wilson was placed under arrest and transported to the Bogalusa City Jail, where Knight said the staff located several drug-related items in the waistband of Wilson’s pants. Those items reportedly included a marijuana blunt and a plastic sandwich bag containing a white powder substance.

Wilson was booked on the charges of simple obstruction of a roadway, disobeying a stop sign, possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of Schedule IV drugs, resisting an officer, introduction of contraband to the jail, second offense possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and possession of alcohol in a vehicle.