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Woman arrested for illegal drug possession

A Mississippi woman was arrested for illegal drug possession Wednesday, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Haley said that WPSO 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. Arriving at the scene, Garcia encountered Brittany Nicole Granier, 30, a resident of Petal, Miss. Granier was holding a puppy and two bags, Haley said.

After obtaining verbal consent to search the bags, Garcia reportedly 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, Haley said.

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.

Haley said that Granier has been in the Washington Parish Jail on two previous occasions, both in 2019. In May of that year, 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,” Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. “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.”