The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office reports that, on Tuesday (July 6, 2021), a Kentwood woman was arrested in Franklinton after she was found to be in possession of several different illegal drugs. A detective with the WPSO Drug Task Force stopped her after observing her driving erratically inside the Town of Franklinton.
Noticing she was disoriented, the detective questioned her about her driving and then obtained permission to search her vehicle and purse. During the search, he discovered a variety of opioid based prescription medications for which she had no prescription. She was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail.
Gina Renee Carver, age 56 and a resident of Kentwood, was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on three counts of possession of illegal drugs, one count of distribution of illegal drugs without a prescription and careless operation of a motor vehicle. She has no previous record of incarceration in Washington Parish.
“A drug impaired driver poses as much danger as an alcohol impaired driver,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “I appreciate the alertness of our detective who stopped Carver and prevented her from continuing to drive while under the influence of an illegal substance.”