This morning (September 16, 2020), Washington Parish Deputy Randall Garcia was dispatched to a church northeast of Franklinton to investigate a report of a suspicious woman at the front door of the church. Deputy Garcia encountered Brittany Nicole Granier, age 30 and a resident of Stemens Street in Petal, Mississippi. Granier was holding a puppy and two bags,
After obtaining verbal consent to search the bags, Deputy Garcia discovered a quantity of methamphetamine and cocaine, along with drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs for which she had no prescription. Granier gave a false name until after she had been transported to jail, at which time she revealed her actual name.
Granier was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on two counts of possession of illegal drugs, possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest by providing a false name and contempt of court. The puppy was turned over to the Washington Parish animal shelter.
Granier has been in the Washington Parish Jail on two previous occasions, both in 2019. In May, she was charged with possession of illegal drugs, possession of illegal drugs with a weapon present and possession of drug paraphernalia. An October arrest was for battery and two counts of failure to appear in court.
“Good job, Deputy Garcia,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “It seems obvious this young lady has some serious quality of life issues and I certainly hope she can get her life turned in the right direction.”