The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident involving a woman in possession of a firearm at Cypress Grove Behavioral Center.
On the morning of Thursday, February 28 at around 8:00 the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office received a call from Cypress Grove stating that they had received a tip concerning a disgruntled employee en route to or at the hospital with a firearm with a possible intent to do harm.
Officers were dispatched to the scene, and upon arrival they found Cassuntra Denise Downs of Sterlington, Louisiana still in her vehicle. Officers noted a rifle in the front seat. Downs had not attempted to enter the building.
Various drugs were found on her person and in her car after a search.
Officers arrested Downs who is currently in the Morehouse Jail. She has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of hydrocodone, possession of marijuana second offense, and possession of a firearm while in control of controlled dangerous substances.
Sheriff Mike Tubbs stated that deputies are still investigating and more charges may be forthcoming.