By T. Scott Boatright
A call to a disturbance at the Lincoln Motel on East Georgia Avenue in Ruston led to multiple drug charges for a Farmerville woman shortly after midnight Sunday morning.
Upon arrival at the officers Ruston Police Department officers reported observing Amanda Hudson, 26, of La. Hwy. 828 in Farmerville, walk away from a light-colored Volkswagen Beetle with the passenger door left open.
When officers questioned Hudson about the disturbance, they reported her to be sweating profusely and appearing to be “very nervous.”
As Hudson allegedly told officers she and her before had been arguing, one of them reportedly observed a loaded syringe sticking out of Hudson’s left pocket.
She was then reportedly handcuffed and advised of her Miranda rights, and a search was conducted on her purse that revealed nothing of concern.
Officers then received consent from Hudson’s boyfriend and reportedly found a bag with a scale, multiple syringes and small plastic baggies that officers suspected were being used to package and sell narcotics.
A search of the floorboard on the driver’s side reportedly revealed another bag which inside allegedly contained a clear baggie with suspected methamphetamine inside of it.
Officers used the scale to weigh the meth and determined it to be 19 grams of the drug.
Further search of that bag found on the driver’s floorboard of the vehicle revealed a blue pill holder containing suspected Xanax along with a powdered substance suspected to be narcotics.
A search Hudson consented to was conducted on her motel room and reportedly revealed multiple used and unused syringes.
Hudson remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Tuesday facing charges of Schedule II drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule IV controlled dangerous substance (Xanax) and possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance.
Bond for Hudson was set at $20,000.