Gaming Enforcement officers with the Louisiana State Police arrested a 33-year-old Lake Charles woman on theft and drug charges Wednesday. According to a press release from State Police, Rayna Ferguson was charged with theft, simple possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule II narcotics (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers were called to the Lake Charles Casino in response to a report of a theft from a casino store. While officers were speaking with Ferguson they noticed the stolen merchandise in plain view in her purse. Officers also were informed that Ferguson had outstanding warrants.

While officers accompanied Ferguson back to her room at the casino hotel they observed drug paraphernalia and baggies of suspected marijuana as the suspect packed her belongings. It was at that time officers added the drug charges to the theft charges and the outstanding warrants.

Ferguson is being held in the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Facility in Lake Charles.

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