Suspicious behavior lead to drug, resisting arrest

A Ruston woman was arrested Monday night after police checked out suspicious behavior and they convenience store in southeast Ruston.

An officer on patrol saw a man and woman who appeared suspicious standing on the side of the dumpster at blank. The man walked into the woods behind the store. The woman identified herself to the officer as Amy Canada, saying her boyfriend had left her behind at the store.

When asked what the man was rolling up, she said “mojo,” a name for synthetic marijuana. The woman said she did not have any contraband on her.

The woman provided her identification giving her correct name as Angela Thomas, 56, when asked for her date of birth. A records check showed two warrants from Third District Court. 

When placed under arrest, Thomas walked away from officers who commanded her to stop. Thomas pulled a box cutter from her purse and said she would kill herself.

A Taser was deployed to take Thomas into custody. Ruston Ambulance Service cleared her for transport. She was taken to the North Louisiana Medical Center for examination regarding her suicide threat. Once cleared she was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a legend drug, resisting an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the two warrants.

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