Traffic stop leads to possession charges

A traffic stop led to charges of possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia Friday night.

A Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Officer noticed a vehicle traveling on LA 522 with no license plate light and made a traffic stop on McCullin Road. The driver was identified as Mickey H. Sherrill, 38, of Dubach.

The deputy asked Sherrill if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, and he turned his head to look at a bag located in the front passenger seat and then told the deputy no.

Due to previous narcotics experience and noticing Sherrill’s hands shaking considerably, the deputy asked Sherrill to step outside the vehicle, which Sherrill did. The deputy asked if he could search the vehicle, and Sherrill gave permission.

The deputy located a clear plastic container in the bag which held multiple narcotic items, a clear plastic baggie filled with suspected marijuana, a clear plastic baggie filled with suspected methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe and rolling papers.

The deputy asked Sherrill about the narcotics, and he said it wasn’t his bag. When the deputy asked about the pay stubs in the bag with Sherrill’s name on them, Sherrill admitted it was his bag. When asked, Sherrill said he got the meth from a friend.

Sherrill was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked on charges mentioned above. Bond was set at $2,500.