POSTED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 6:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 6:34am
Eunice, La — On July 6, narcotics officers responded to an apartment on Fuselier Street in reference to a complaint of a black female and Hispanic male selling narcotics from their apartment.
While at the residence, Leslie Collins allowed them inside after giving permission to search her apartment. While inside the apartment she ran down the hallway with detectives following.
She then entered her bedroom and lifted the mattress and discarded several items. Officers then seized 2 bags of marijuana, rolling papers, and an ashtray which contained 23 partially burnt hand rolled marijuana cigarettes. A juvenile was also present in the apartment at this time. The items were seized as evidence and tested during the investigation.
Only July 9, narcotics officers returned to the apartment again to speak to Mrs. Collins as part of the investigation. She then opened the door when the detective knocked then tried to slam the door shut on him. She was unable to shut the door since the foot of the officer was placed between the door and frame.
Once more, Mrs. Collins ran down the hallway then into the bathroom this time and started flushing marijuana down the toilet. Collins then scuffled with the officer as he stopped her from flushing the drugs. Her companion, Jorge Pacheco Morales then ran from another room and was detained.
Both were then taken into custody and more marijuana was seized. Both were then transported to Eunice PD for booking. Leslie Collins was booked on charges from both incidents.
Leslie Collins was charged with Possession of Marijuana (2 counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts), Illegal Use of CDS in the presence of persons under 17 years of age, Violation of the Uniform CDS Law (2 counts), Obstruction of Justice (2 counts), Improper Supervision of a Minor, Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting an Officer by Force or Violence.
Jorge Pacheco Morales was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Violation of the Uniform CDS Law