“It was a pad:” Traffic stop lands Louisiana woman in jail on drug charges


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WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) – A traffic stop turned into a drug arrest in West Monroe Monday afternoon when cops didn’t believe a passenger who claimed the suspicious lump in her pants was a “pad.”

It happened after West Monroe officers pulled a car over for running a stop sign on Stella Street. When officers approached the vehicle, they smelled what they believed was a marijuana odor coming from the vehicle.

After officers noticed that the occupants were acting extremely nervous and hearing the occupants mention they needed to leave in a hurry, officers advised them of their Miranda Rights. According to officers, they made contact with 26-year-old Savannah Sunshine Labor in the passenger seat.

Labor agreed to be searched by officers. While patting her down officers felt Labor concealing something inside of her pants between her legs. Initially, Labor advised officers that “it was a pad”, but then confessed it was a couple of Xanax pills. Labor then grabbed a pink zebra coin purse from her underwear and handed it to officers.

Once officers opened the coin purse, they found two marijuana nuggets in a clear plastic bag. Officers also located a plastic container with a blue lid containing the following:

  • Two White pills labeled M52310/325/Acetaminophen/Oxycodone/Percocet
  • Two round White pills labeled C2/Clonzepam 2mg
  • One round White pill labeled 241/1 Watson/Lorazepam 1mg
  • One round Blue pill labeled R/031/Alprazolam 1 mg
  • One broken piece of a rectangular pill labeled GG249/Alprazolam 2 mg

Labor was cooperative and identified each pill in her possession. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center. Labor was charged with six counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

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