Baton Rouge woman arrested for nearly a dozen drug, traffic charges
POSTED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 6:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A Baton Rouge woman was arrested for nearly a dozen drug and traffic related charges. She’s being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a bond of $13,750.
It all started when a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Tuesday, Oct. 8 shortly before 8:00 p.m. The deputy quickly learned that the driver, Elizabeth Zerekske, 31, had switched the license plate to the vehicle.
The deputy asked Zerekske for her driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance, but she could not provide anything. At that point the deputy searched her name and vehicle through the system.
[Zerekske] had a criminal history that involved theft and possession of narcotics,” the deputy noted in the arrest report. “The vehicle did not have any valid insurance and [Zerekske] did not have a valid driver’s license.”
The deputy claims Zerekske was holding a black purse when he was questioning her, and even though he told her not to, she continued to reach inside of it while they were speaking.
“[She] was asked if she had anything inside of her purse that could harm [me] in anyway, which she replied ‘no,’” the report noted.
The deputy searched her purse and found two Lorazepam pills, two Suboxone pills, methamphetamine, two Xanax pills, marijuana and various drug paraphernalia. All of the items were housed in individual containers.
Zerekske was arrested and charged with Switched License Plate, Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection, No Insurance, No Driver’s License, Possession of Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine, Subxone, Lorazepam, Xanax, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.