Complaint Results in Two Narcotic Arrests

A complaint of possible narcotic activity in the Good Pine community led to the arrest of two people on multiple drug charges, according to LaSalle Sheriff Scott Franklin.  LaSalle Parish deputies responded to a complaint of possible narcotic activity from a motor home parked in the Good Pine Community on Tuesday night, April 19, 2016. Once deputies arrived, they were met by Ricky Westbrooks and Laura Martin.  Deputies informed the pair of the reason for being there, and were given consent to search the motor home.

Once inside, deputies located suspected methamphetamine and marijuana smoking devices in plain view. Martin informed the deputies that the items belonged to her, along with suspected marijuana lying on and under a table.

A further search of the motor home revealed a bag containing prescription medication along with a small bag of suspected marijuana. Westbrooks informed officers that everything in the bag belonged to him.

Deputies found two more bags of suspected marijuana in Martin’s purse. Both were arrested and transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail in Jena, LA for booking.

Ricky Westbrooks, 51, of Jena, was charged with possession of CDS I – marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of legend drug, possession of CDS IV – Tramadol, and possession of CDS V – Lyrica. Bond was set at $21,500.

Laura Martin, 44, of Jena, was charged with possession of CDS I – marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of CDS II – methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $62,500.

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