OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two people Monday evening on nearly a dozen charges each after a traffic stop near West Monroe.
According to arrest records, deputies stopped the suspects at Ouachita Drive and Spell Street due to non-functioning brake lights. The deputy said the driver, Crystal Jean Jackson, and the passenger, Dunshay Jones, were acting nervous, so he asked to search the vehicle. The suspect denied consent and a K-9 officer was called. The arrest report goes on to say that the K-9 conducted an open-air sniff of the vehicle and gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics. The vehicle was then searched.
Deputies say that search turned up the following:
*48 grams of suspected meth
*9 grams of suspected marijuana
*3 suspected alprazolam tablets (Xanax)
*20 ml of suspected liquid morphine
*1 nail gun
Deputies say they discovered one of the firearms and the nail gun were stolen items.
The suspects told deputies they were staying at a local motel, which was subsequently searched by authorities. There, deputies say they found two more firearms, one of which was discovered to have been stolen. Records indicate that Jones told deputies that the stolen firearm belonged to Jackson. Jackson allegedly told deputies that both stolen guns were hers and that she found one on the side of the road and the other was purchased from her son's friend and she was not aware it was stolen. Deputies also report that she said the nail gun was given to her by a friend for helping that friend post bail.
OPSO says Jones is also a convicted felon.
Jackson was booked on 6 felony drugs and weapons charges as well as 3 misdemeanors. Jones was booked on 7 felony drugs and weapons charges and 1 misdemeanor charge. Each was also charged with having weapons in the presence of narcotics.