A Ruston woman was arrested Sunday morning after she was detained for trespassing at a local car wash and found to be holding drug paraphernalia.
Rhonda Tolliver, 42, was one of two women seen by an officer at a South Farmerville Street car wash. The patrol officer was familiar with the property owner’s complaints about people involved in drug use on the premises. The owner did not want anyone on the property who was not washing a car.
The officer recognized the two appeared to be engaged in drug activity. Both women attempted to leave, but one stopped when directed to do so, while the other continued to walk away. After numerous commands to stop, the officer grabbed the woman’s arm to detain her. What appeared to be a glass smoking device for consuming methamphetamine or crack cocaine was found in the woman’s hand.
During handcuffing, Toliver became very resistant and swung her fist at the officer. The resistance continued until a Taser was deployed, and an additional officer arrived to assist with the arrest.
Toliver was taken to North Louisiana Medical Center to be cleared before booking. She was booked at the detention center with criminal trespass, resisting an officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A warrant charging her with failure to appear in court on child support charge was also served.
Bail was set at $3,500.
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