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March 31, 2022

Washington Parish Man Arrested in Church Parking Lot

Late Wednesday (March 30, 2022), a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling south of Bogalusa when he observed a vehicle parked in the corner of a church parking lot. No other vehicles were in the area and no church activities were being held.

As the deputy approached the vehicle, he observed the driver attempting to place something under the seat. The driver, who appeared to be under the influence of something, was compliant with the deputy’s commands, admitted that heroin was in the vehicle and consented for the officer to conduct a search. During the search, the deputy discovered not only the heroin, but also a syringe. The driver was identified as Hunter Lane Jones, age 26 and a resident of Lee’s Creek Road.  was arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail.

Jones was arrested and booked into the Washington Parish Jail on charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $5,000. 

Jones has previous arrests in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for various criminal offenses, including driving while intoxicated, battery, possession of stolen property and violating the terms of his probation.

“It seems obvious Mr. Jones was not headed to Sunday School,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal, “although that would be a good destination for him. Heroin use is a good example of someone who needs help with their lifestyle choices. I suggest he obtain that help.”

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