Drugs found in woman’s car

A woman investigated at a trash bin site Thursday morning was found to have methamphetamine in her car, according to police.

An officer of the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team saw a woman seated in a car at the trash dumpster on Rough Edge Road about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. When the officer came back by, the woman was still there. Cassandra J. Vanlandingham, 57, said she was living out of her car and was throwing trash away.

Due to problems with residents in other parishes using Lincoln Parish dumpsters, the woman was asked for her driver’s license. When asked if there was anything illegal that should not be in her car, Vanlandingham said she drove someone around the previous night who had a glass smoking pipe.

A drug detection dog conducted an open-air sniff around the car and alerted to the presence of narcotics inside. A search discovered a contained of suspected methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe.

Vanlandingham was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $2,500.

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