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COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Barbara Sequeira, age 57 of Lacombe, was found guilty as charged today of possession of a legend drug. The six person St. Tammany Parish Jury deliberated 30 minutes before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Ad Hoc Donald Fendlason. Assistant District Attorney Joseph Oubre prosecuted the State’s case in the 2 day trial. Sequeira was arrested in September 2014 by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office after a traffic stop. The vehicle she was riding in had no license plate. The Deputy asked Sequeira to exit the vehicle and noticed her throwing something to the ground. The item discarded was found to be methocarbamol a prescription muscle relaxer used to treat pain and injury. Judge Fendlason will sentence Sequeira on February 12, 2015. Unlawful possession of a legend drug is punishable by imprisonment for up to 5 years. The defendant was offered the Diversion Program prior to going to trial, but turned it down.