Texas woman stole 52-foot yacht and took it for a joyride, police say

Woman was also found to have drugs in her possession

Renee Waguespack, 45, has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle (KPRC)

GALVESTON, Texas – A woman took a yacht for a joyride around Galveston on Monday — which wouldn’t be a big deal except that the yacht was not hers.

Galveston Police received a call at 11:45 a.m. on Monday saying that a 52-foot motor yacht sailed away from its berth at 6130 Heards Lane, KPRC reported.

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The United States Coast Guard and the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office were called in to help locate the vessel, a Jefferson Monticello named “Loyalty.”

KPRC reported that “Loyalty” was located around 1 p.m. at a pier at 7509 Broadway and found Renee Waguespack, 45, onboard.

After her arrest, Waguespack was taken to Galveston County Jail where officials found her to have 4 grams of contraband.

According to KPRC, the contraband was presumptively identified as methamphetamine and Waguespack was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Waguespack has also been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle in addition to the drug charges.

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