Drug prompt Thanksgiving Day arrests

Lincoln Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on multiple drug-related charges on Thanksgiving while investigating a hit-and-run crash.

Deputies went to a Eubanks Road residence Thanksgiving morning to attempt to locate an individual who had left the scene of an accident being investigated by Louisiana State Police.

Danny W. Jordan, 35, opened the door to a storage shed and then closed it quickly when he saw law enforcement outside. Deputies announced their presence and directed Jordan to come outside, and he complied.

When asked about other occupants or weapons in the shed, Jordan said Charlotte Heard Ramsey, 23, as well as weapons, were inside. Jordan allegedly gave deputies permission to enter the building to remove Ramsey and check for weapons.

Items of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in plain view inside, including syringes in the chair Ramsey was sleeping in. A Mac-11-style semi-automatic handgun was also retrieved.

Jordan and Ramsey were arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled substances.

Bail for each individual was set at $22,500.

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