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Farmerville mother arrested--again.

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FARMERVILLE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - A Union Parish woman has been arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and other charges.

In this case, it's a return visit. Melissa Ferrington, 36, was arrested over the weekend. The other charges against her included disturbing the peace by public intoxication, introduction of contraband into a penal institute and possession of a legend drug.

Ferrington was released early Saturday morning on bonds totaling $10,375 from the Union Parish Detention Center. She had been released back in May on a $30,000 bond after she and her boyfriend were accused of staging fights between one of her sons and another juvenile.

Deputies were called Friday night to the Lake D'Arbonne State Park to assist park rangers who reported a large party at one of the cabins.

During the investigation deputies found that Ferrington's son, Dylan, 17, was in possession of a tobacco product and that the mother admitted that she had purchased it for her son.

The deputies reported that the mother was outside the cabin cursing very loudly while a group of juveniles were present and that she smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and glassy red eyes.

Upon arrival at the detention center, deputies reported finding two packets of pills with another person's name on them and hidden in her purse. The pills were described as legend drugs.

Back in May, Melissa Ferrington and her boyfriend, Joseph Hammond, 38, of Marion, were arrested on three counts of felony contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

In this latest arrest, Dylan Ferrington also was booked on three counts of felony contributing plus two counts of second-degree battery for becoming involved in the two fights that occurred on April 25. He was released on a total bond of $20,500.

The mother and Hammond were accused of setting up a fight between Ferrington's 14-year-old juvenile son and a 16-year-old because the Ferrington and Hammond sons had been arguing with the 16-year-old victim over a girl, according to detectives investigating the case. They are accused of promoting the fight using Facebook and inviting people to attend.

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