Occupying the vehicle at the time were Martha Reed (50) of Mt. Hermon and Canekia Robertson (30) and an infant. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. Agents believe the females were going to attempt to smuggle the suspected contraband into the jail.
Reed and Robertson were placed into custody for possession of CDS I, possession of drug paraphernalia, introduction of contraband into a correctional facility, and child desertion. Robertson was also charged with an outstanding warrant.
The infant child was released to a family member by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.
TPSO K-9 Slash is a one -year- old Fox Red Labrador Retriever who is trained in narcotics detection. Slash was purchased using funds that were previously seized and awarded to the the sheriff's office through the illegal distribution of narcotics throughout Tangipahoa Parish. K-9 Slash is currently assigned to the narcotics division to assist in narcotics related investigations. “The funds seized from local drug dealers and awarded to us are actually being used to buy assets and equipment that make our job easier,” said Sheriff Edwards.