A Violet woman was arrested with more than 40 small bags of crack cocaine worth about $1,000 during an investigation of a stolen television, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Crystal Lewis, 37, 6505 4th St., was booked Dec. 6 with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute after the drugs were found in her home during the execution of a search warrant signed by a judge.
Lewis was also booked with five counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of minors, which involved five juveniles in the home at the time the drugs were found. Also, she was booked with possession of drug paraphernalia which included several digital scales and other items.
Lewis is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of bond set at $25,000.
A television was found hidden in a closet and was seized pending its identification by the victim of a Dec. 5 theft on Reunion Drive in Violet.
Sheriff’s detectives doing a follow-up investigation on the television theft determined it might be in Lewis’ home, the sheriff said.