Pair arrested on narcotics charges

  • Bailey
  • Cook

A traffic stop on La. Hwy. 15 south of Farmerville resulted in the driver and passenger being arrested on multiple narcotics charges.

Sheriff Dusty Gates said a patrolling deputy Monday night noticed a vehicle not using a turn signal when it turned off Pint Road onto Hwy. 15, and that it also had an expired inspection sticker.

A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up the following items inside a sunglasses case: three bags of suspected methamphetamine, one bag containing an Oxycodone pill, two bags of suspected marijuana, one loaded needle (of suspected meth) and a digital scale, Gates reported.

Both the driver of the vehicle, Justin Shane Cook, 40, of 120 Pintail Drive, West Monroe, and Lindsey Denise Bailey, 29, of 1241 Tech Drive, Farmerville, denied knowing about the narcotics, deputies reported.

While being booked at the Union Parish Detention Center at Farmerville, Bailey was found to have two bags of suspected meth inside her bra. She told deputies that Cook had instructed her to place the narcotics inside the bra.

Bailey was booked for introducing narcotics into a penal institution, possession of meth, possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, all felonies, and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Third Judicial District Court Judge Bruce Hampton set her total bail at $112,500.

Cook was charged with the same narcotics counts as Bailey plus traffic violations of no liability insurance, expired inspection sticker and no stop lamps or turn signals. His bail was set at $85,500.