Deputy sheriff arrests motorist on numerous charges

A local man was arrested after a Lincoln Parish deputy smelled possible marijuana during a traffic stop.

Sgt. Chad Caskey stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on LA Highway 818 near U.S. 80. When Caskey approached the driver, he smelled what he believed to be raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver, David L. Walker, 33, of Ruston, admitted he had some marijuana on him and produced a small bag. He was placed under arrest and searched, and additional marijuana and digital scales were found on his person. 

A search of the vehicle revealed a large black vacuum-sealed bag containing several baggies of suspected marijuana along with unused zipper plastic baggies commonly used to package controlled substances. 

A records check indicated Walker’s driver’s license was suspended. 

Walker was booked for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, and a traffic violation.


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