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Two arrested after marijuana found on 10-year-old

MONROE, La. - A Monroe woman and man have been arrested on multiple charges after a trooper found marijuana on the woman's 10-year-old daughter during a traffic stop.


According to the arrest report, a trooper observed a white Tahoe traveling southbound on La 15.


The driver and 2 passengers were not wearing seat belts, and the driver’s side window appeared to be darker than it should be.


A traffic stop was initiated where the trooper made contact with the driver, Claire A. Jones, 36, of Monroe. The trooper smelled marijuana and asked Jones to step out of the vehicle.


When Jones was asked about the odor, she stated that when she picked up the rear seat passenger, Terrance Reed, 23, of Monroe, she told him, "I smell some good green on you."


She said Reed, who was sitting directly beside her daughter, told her he smoked it all and that he was a known drug user.


A vehicle search revealed a digital scale with marijuana debris on it in Jones’ purse.


A bag of marijuana was found under the rear seat in a pink backpack and in the 10 year old’s pants.


Jones has been booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of no seat belt, window tint, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper supervision of a minor by a parent and Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office warrants for failure to appear.


Jones’ bond is set at $2,300.00.


Reed was also booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of no seat belt, Indecent behavior with juveniles, contributing to a delinquent, obstruction of justice, resisting an officer, CDS in the presence of persons under 17 years of age, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and warrants for failure to appear.


Reed’s bond has been set at $7,650.00.


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