Traffic stop leads to arrest

On the evening of Nov. 30, a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy made a traffic stop that led to an arrest due to an active warrant.

Deputy D. Johnston noticed a vehicle that failed to signal at a turn at the intersection of Celebrity Drive and East Reynolds Drive. The vehicle made a lefthand turn onto Celebrity from East Reynolds and then crossed the left hand barrier of the travel lane separating the travel lane from the center turning late.

Johnston stopped the driver and identified the driver as John C. White of Ruston. When his driver’s license was run through the dispatch, it was determined that there was an active arrest warrant through the Third Judicial District for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

A search was performed on the vehicle, and no contraband was found. White was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked without incident. Bond was set at $40,000.

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