Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson said the girl was a passenger in a car who occupants were allegedly fund to have 200 Loritab pills in their possession.
He did not reveal the relationship of the girl to the suspects, one of who was arrest last July and charged with having more than 650 illegal pills in her possession.
Anderson said his deputies arrested Miosha Berry, 37, of 6448 Baton Rouge Ave., Mansura, and Linda Henry, 28, of 309 N.E. Main St., Bunkie, La. after finding 200 Loritab, a Schedule III controlled dangerous substance, on the pair.
He said his Narcotics Section began a multi- state investigation into the pair allegedly purchasing and transporting the illegal narcotics from out of state into Avoyelles ready for street sale. Investigators enlisted the assistance of the Louisiana State Police and Probation and Parole to broaden the investigation.
A traffic stop initiated late Friday afternoon by deputies on La. 29 south of Bunkie led to the seizure of the 200 Loritab and the vehicle used in the transportation of the illegal narcotics.
The Sheriff said, “the most troubling aspect of this is that Deputies found a (6) six year old child in the vehicle who had been taken along for the ride to buy drugs!” The Sheriff said at some point after the stop the child looked at one of the deputies and asked, “Who turned us in?”
Berry was arrested by Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators in July 2009 and charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule III and IV CDS after deputies found Berry and companion Steve Thomas in possession of 656 illegal pills having a street value of $13,000.
Both Berry and Henry were charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule III C.D.S. and Cruelty to Juveniles. Both were booked into the Avoyelles S.O. Detention Center #1. Bond was set at $100,000.00 each.