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Azle woman smokes marijuana en route to visit with deputies, report says

An Azle woman was arrested Monday at the Parker County Sheriff’s Office in Weatherford when she went there after smoking marjuana, according to an arrest report.
An Azle woman was arrested Monday at the Parker County Sheriff’s Office in Weatherford when she went there after smoking marjuana, according to an arrest report.

Leesa Denise Turner’s visit to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office went up in smoke.

The 41-year-old Azle woman was arrested and accused of being under the influence of a drug (marijuana) on Monday afternoon after she stormed out of the sheriff’s office yelling that there were not “any real police officers in the building.”

On Tuesday, Turner remained in the Parker County Jail, where she is expected to be charged with public intoxication.

Deputies were dispatched to the sheriff’s building, 129 Hogle Street, shortly before 3 p.m. Monday on a welfare check, according to an arrest report.

A woman later identified as Turner was behaving erratically toward dispatchers and would not give them any information.

Deputy Jeremy Tharp responded, and was told by Weatherford police officer James Allain that Turner had run out in the road in front of his patrol vehicle and screamed for help. She then walked to the sheriff’s building.

Turner told deputies she had gone to the sheriff’s office to report crimes, but those apparently didn’t happen.

While being interviewed by deputies, Turner said, “I smoked fake bake [synthetic marijuana] two days ago. I also smoked marijuana today while driving in my car.”

At some point, Turner exited the sheriff’s office and walked to the Parker County Jail visitation area. Before deputies arrived there, Turner left the building and began walking away from the jail visitation area.

The suspect was taken into custody after she was found at Mill Street and Texas 180 a short distance from the sheriff’s office.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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