Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Texas woman in local jail on drug charges

Ritchie_4-06-23A north Texas woman is in a Webster Parish jail after being arrested on drug charges by Minden Police.

Lauren Ritchie, 25, of the 400 block of Main Street, Pottsboro, Texas, is charged with possession of CDS Sch. III (Xanax) and CDS Sch. IV (Norco).

Police chief Steve Cropper said his officers were dispatched to a local hotel/motel earlier in the week after a concerned citizen called in reference to a woman with possible medical problems.

“Officers made contact with Ritchie outside her motel room,” Cropper said. “She appeared to be having some medical problems or was under the influence of something.”

Cropper said Ritchie had scratches on her wrist and told officers she had taken some pills. Paramedics were reportedly called to the scene, but Ritchie was cleared of any type of medical problems.

“Officers searched the vicinity and found an unlabeled bottle with Xanax in it and some other pills wrapped in a bandanna and stuffed in a boot,” said the chief.

Ritchie was booked at the police department and transported to  Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.






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