Nov 5, 2013 3:20 PM

Sulphur woman arrested on drug, weapon charges

A routine traffic stop turned up bags of pills, meth and a handgun in Sulphur Monday night.

At 11 p.m. on Nov. 4, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a car at the intersection of N. Crocker and Napoleon streets in Sulphur for a traffic violation.

When the deputies spoke with the driver of the car, they say Amber M. Young, 23, 2111 Trailer Street, Lot # 10, Sulphur, began to act suspiciously. After receiving consent from Young, deputies say they conducted a search of her car and recovered nine bags containing methamphetamine, numerous prescription pills including Somas, Xanax and Trazodone (anti-depressant), a semi-automatic handgun, a postal digital scales and drug paraphernalia.

After running the serial number of the recovered handgun through NCIC, deputies say they discovered it had been recently reported stolen through Sulphur Police Department.

Young was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with possession of CDS II (crystal meth) with intent to distribute; possession of CDS IV; possession of a legend drug; illegal possession of a stolen firearm; illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Her bond is still pending.

CPSO Deputy Joshua Neal and Sr. Cpl. Mitchell Taylor were the arresting deputies in the case.



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