On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m., a disturbance was reported in the parking lot of the Pinehurst City Hall in the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Officers L. Roff and K. Norton responded from the police department next door with the assistance of Chief Fred R. Hanauer III. During the course of the investigation Chief Hanauer gained consent to search the vehicle occupied by a white male and white female.

The female, identified as Bridget Kaye Freeland, 40, of  Deweyville, was found to be in possession of a controlled substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine. The male, who initially gave several false names, was eventually identified as Larry Paul Landry, 35. Landry is a registered sex offender who lists a Louisiana address. He was arrested for failure to identify.  Freeland was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (Penalty Group 1), which is a state jail felony. Both were transported to the Orange County Jail. If convicted, Freeland faces up to 2 years in a state jail and up to a $10,000 fine.  A bond of $2500  was assessed for the possession charge.

Incidentally, Freeland had initially arrived to the Pinehurst City Hall to pay fines to the Pinehurst Municipal Court on unrelated charges of fail to maintain liability insurance and failure to appear.

Larry Paul Landry

Larry Paul Landry