Deputy spots stolen car, arrest follows

A Dubach woman was charged with vehicle theft after a Lincoln Parish deputy spotted her operating a stolen car.

About 12:30 Monday afternoon, Deputy Jeffrey Marshall observed a Chevrolet Malibu matching the description of an earlier vehicle theft report. When the vehicle stopped at some dumpsters on Big Creek Road, Marshall approached the driver, Jessica Johnston, 37, and told of the reason for the stop, asking if she knew the vehicle was stolen. She replied no but could not produce any paperwork regarding ownership. 

A search produced a suspected “meth” smoking pipe containing suspected methamphetamine near the driver’s seat.

Johnston was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle, switched license plate, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia, and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.


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