Woman faces drug charges following Hickory Street traffic stop

Ouachita Parish, LA – Police officials said the 37-year-old woman was arrested and taken into custody on Wednesday.

Her name is Melanie Murphy and she is now charged with three counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and possession of frug paraphernalia. 

The 37-year-old woman was taken into custody following Hickory Street traffic stop.

The responding officers saw that the suspects had an expired registration and initiated a traffic stop.

The responding officers made contact with the suspect and searched her vehicle. 

During the search, they reportedly found 80 grams of methamphetamine and 60 grams of marijuana.

She was taken into custody and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.