Police find 3 crack pipes, spoon, needle in arrested woman's underwear

Police find 3 crack pipes, spoon, needle in arrested woman's underwear

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An Ethel, LA woman was arrested in Baton Rouge over the weekend after a traffic stop revealed she and the driver of the vehicle were in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department pulled over the vehicle for failing to use a turn signal to make a right turn.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the officer saw the driver throw something out of the window before stopping.

Both the driver and the passenger were detained and the officer saw a metal pipe sitting on the floor between the driver seat and the driver door. The metal pipe was burnt on one end.

The woman, now identified as 25-year-old Rachael Michelle Thompson, was handcuffed and placed in the police vehicle.

The officer found several small white rock-like substances on the rear floor board of the vehicle. The substance tested positive to be cocaine. The woman admitted to officers she had used the pipe to smoke crack cocaine earlier that day.

She was taken to Fourth District for paperwork and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Upon entering the Parish Prison, it was learned Thompson had a spoon with burn marks, two glass crack pipes, one metal crack pipe, one rolling paper and one used needle hidden in her underwear.

Thompson was additionally charged with entering drugs into a penal institution.

She is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

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