Guns and drugs account for arrests

Possession of drugs in the presence of guns remains an ongoing basis for arrests by local law officers after similar cases earlier this month.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at Inwood Village Townhouses at 409 W. Alabama Ave. The sole resident of the townhouse, Jacoby Bernard Dyer, age 20, was found inside. During the search, investigators located several containers of marijuana, a large amount of cash, and packaging material and digital scales typically used in drug trafficking.  

Two of the containers of marijuana were discovered in the attic access, along with a Glock 9mm pistol with an extended high-capacity magazine.

Dyer was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance with intent to distribute, illegal carrying of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of a drug free zone. Dyer’s apartment is within 1,000 feet of the Louisiana Tech campus.

Dyer’s bail was set at $35,000.

Wednesday evening a Lincoln Parish deputy lodged numerous charges against a Ruston man after a traffic stop revealed drugs and a stolen gun. 

At about 9 p.m. Wednesday, Deputy J. McHenry stopped a car for traffic violations on Bernard Street near Ruston Elementary. After the deputy smelled marijuana emanating from the car, a search was conducted. McHenry discovered about 15 grams of marijuana and suspected alprazolam (Xanax) and cocaine. A large amount of cash was found hidden under the steering wheel column.

The deputy also recovered a loaded Springfield 40-caliber pistol previously reported stolen in Ruston. 

The driver, Christopher John Bradford, 24, of Louise Drive, Ruston was arrested and booked for possession with intent to distribute Schedule I (marijuana), possession of Schedule II (cocaine), possession of Schedule IV (alprazolam), possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled substances, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, and violation of a drug free zone (proximity to two schools). Bail was set at $35,000.

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