Butler County sheriff calls police on joint-rolling suspect

A 25-year-old New Lebanon woman was seen allegedly rolling a marijuana blunt in her car when an off-duty law enforcement officer noticed her.

That off-duty officer was Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.

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Jacqueline Loud, of New Lebanon, was arrested just after 9 p.m. in the Speedway parking lot on Creekside Drive in Fairfield Twp. after the sheriff walked by her vehicle and “observed her rolling a marijuana blunt,” according to the police report.

Jones had confiscated the alleged blunt and turned it over to the responding officer.

The police officer recovered a baggie containing alleged marijuana and a baggie with a single pill from inside the car, according to the report. The woman also had prescriptions for other people inside her purse.

The sheriff told the Journal-News he was driving home from a workout when he pulled up to the convenience store at Speedway to buy a quart of chocolate milk. When he got out of his vehicle, he said he noticed the woman in the driver’s seat appearing to roll a marijuana joint, adding “anybody walking by could see it.”

“It was her bad luck I wanted chocolate milk,” Jones said.

Loud is charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Police sized 4.5 grams of marijuana, a wooden bowl, rolling papers and a Tylenol with codeine pill, according to the police report.

Loud is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 29 in Area II Court in Hamilton.

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