Swerving driver arrested, charged with methamphetamine possession 

A Louisiana State Police trooper spotted a black Nissan Altima traveling east on La. 146 near Beacon Light Road. While traveling behind the vehicle, the vehicle’s right side tires traveled into the white fog line and, shortly after, the left side tires traveled into the double yellow center line. 

The trooper conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver, Angela Sanderson, 44, of Choudrant, who stated that her driving was because the trooper had scared her. 

While speaking with Sanderson, the trooper noticed obvious signs of nervousness, such as visibly shaking hands, pulse visible through her neck and sweating. Sanderson said there was nothing illegal inside her vehicle and consented to having the trooper search her vehicle. 

While searching the vehicle, a small purse was in the front passenger side of the car, which contained a clear plastic vial, which contained a crystal-like substance suspected of being methamphetamine. Sanderson said she knew about the bag but that the methamphetamine was not hers. 

The suspected methamphetamine had an approximate weight of 7.3 grams, including the plastic vile. 

Sanderson’s vehicle also did not have an inspection sticker displayed on it at the time of the traffic stop. Sanderson was charged with improper lane usage, no inspection sticker and possession of schedule II controlled dangerous substances. 


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