WPSO: Woman arrested for possession of meth

Published 12:20 pm Friday, September 30, 2022

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Megan C. Cooper, 34, a resident of Louisiana Highway 1074, was arrested on Wednesday by a detective with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force.

While patrolling in the Isabel area on Louisiana Highway 16, the detective observed an automobile being driven in an erratic manner, according to WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley. He stopped the vehicle and encountered Cooper, who reportedly subsequently failed a roadside sobriety test.

“After receiving consent to search Cooper’s car, the detective discovered a quantity of methamphetamine,” Haley said. “Two minor children also were in the car and were placed in the custody of their father, who arrived on the scene.”

Cooper was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail, where she was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile, driving while under suspension and traffic violations. Her bond was set at $7,500.

“Possession of methamphetamine in the presence of children is shocking to the conscience of law abiding citizens,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “It is obvious she has made poor lifestyle choices and now must face the consequences of her irrational decision making.”