On March 1, 2023, I, Deputies were dispatched to Highway 90 near Vaussine Road, regarding a Nissan SUV parked in the roadway with occupants passed out inside.
When deputies arrived, they discovered two females sleeping in the vehicle, parked in the roadway. The driver said they had run out of gas and had been waiting for help since before daylight.
The driver exited the vehicle and a small backpack fell from her lap onto the ground. A consent to search was obtained for the vehicle and the search revealed small black zip-up bag. The black bag contained a white crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. Also, inside the bag, a clear glass smoking device and two empty syringes were found.
The driver was identified as Michelle Gaines, 39, of 36150 Kleinpeter, Prairieville, LA. Gains was charged with Obstruction of a Public Passage, Possession of CDS Schedule 2 (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Gains has two other pending court dates for possession of methamphetamine.