Woman accused of shipping prescription drugs from BR UPS Store
BATON ROUGE - Task force agents arrested a woman accused of distributing Schedule IV narcotics from a Baton Rouge UPS Store.
44-year-old Elizabeth Haynes was booked on one count of distribution of Schedule IV narcotics in the form of clonazepam following a joint investigation carried out by a task force that was comprised of members of the Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police and the DEA.
Agents said they received notification from a confidential source that Haynes was distributing the prescription benzodiazepine, commonly prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders, via parcel.
The confidential source provided agents with written communication between the source and Haynes where Haynes made statements that she would be shipping the drugs by UPS to a residence in Destin, Florida. Agents went to the UPS Store on Highland Road and obtained a copy of the shipment receipt which identified Haynes as the person who shipped the package.
Agents with the DEA in Florida were able to intercept the package which contained 26 dosage units of clonazepam.
Haynes was released Tuesday on a $5,000 bond.