Trespassing call leads to drug bust

By T. Scott Boatright

A Winnsboro man remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center Wednesday night after allegedly being found asleep in his vehicle on a Ruston homeowner’s property on Tuesday.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call on La. High 815 Tuesday regarding a trepassing complaint.

Upon arrival deputies met with the complaintant who said he arrived home to discover a silver car at the end of his driveway, almost under the carport.

The complaintant said he waited approximately 30 minutes at the end of the driveway to see if the occupant would leave, but that there was no reponse, and he ended calling the LPSO.

Deputies found a driver in the vehicle “laying back and appearing to go to sleep.” After reportedly ordering the man to exit the vehicle, deputies reported seeing a beer bottle in the center console cup holder.

The deputies reported that upon exiting the vehicle the suspect was unsteady on his feet and was “shaking and twitching all over.”

When reportedly being asked what he was doing at the residence, deputies said the suspect responded by saying, “Trying to sleep.”

After allegedly being asked if he knew the owner of the property he was on, deputies said the suspect responded by saying that “he thought a girl lived there and he had forgotten her name.”

A search of the vehicle reported revealed narcotics as well as a half empty Vodka bottle.

Deputies arrests Toby L. Mixon, 49, of Winnsboro and charged him with criminal trespass, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, possession of Schedule II narcotics (Meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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