Sheriff: Non-parish residents arrested intoxicated north of Angie
On Wednesday, while responding to a report of suspicious persons on Highway 21 north of Angie, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies encountered a man standing in the middle of the highway and a woman leaning over an adjacent guard rail. When questioned by the deputies, the man and woman appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance, according to WPSO Chief Deputy Mike Haley.
Haley said that both were searched and a small quantity of illegal drugs was discovered in the woman’s possession. Additionally, while one deputy detained the couple, the other deputy reportedly discovered Adams’ car partially submerged in a pond near the Mississippi state line. Both were arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail.
The man, Tyler S. Adams, 23, a resident of Sandy Hook, Miss., was charged with various traffic offenses plus an outstanding warrant for contempt of court. The woman, Mandi Elizabeth Milton, 23, a resident of Holden, was charged with possession of illegal drugs and introduction of contraband to a correctional facility.
“At this time, jail is the best place for this pair in order for our detox program to address their health issues,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “While their offenses may seem minor, the mere fact they were on a major highway right of way presented a danger to the public. I am so pleased our deputies were able to respond quickly and prevent a possible tragic occurrence.”