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Franklinton teen arrested for drugs

While on criminal patrol during the early morning hours Friday, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy stopped a vehicle on Louisiana Highway 1072 for a traffic violation.

The driver, Alora Hope Thomas, 18, a resident of Twin Oaks Road in Franklinton, was found to be in possession of a quantity of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to WPSO Chief Deputy Mike Haley.

Haley said that Thomas, who was fully cooperative, was arrested and booked into the Washington Parish Jail on two counts of possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper equipment on her vehicle. She was released from jail later the same day after posting a $5,000 bond.

“As I stated recently, our officers are on patrol day and night throughout the parish,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “This is a good example of their diligence and I truly hope this young lady will take this arrest as a wake-up call to help steer her to be a productive citizen of Washington Parish.”

Various drugs and drug paraphernalia were reportedly seized from Thomas’s car after the traffic stop.