Disturbing the peace leads to multiple drug charges

Earlier this week, a Ruston Police officer received a complaint from a citizen about an unoccupied vehicle playing extremely loud music at the Ruston Chevron Subway. As the sergeant approached the gas station, the music could be heard from about 150 feet away. 

The sergeant pulled in behind the vehicle and waited on the driver. Matthew Bell, 40, of Simsboro, was the driver, and he provided his name and driver’s license. The sergeant learned from dispatch that Bell’s license was suspected and he had an active warrant through Ruston. 

Bell was then placed under arrest, and he requested the sergeant look through his vehicle. A marijuana grinder, hypodermic needles, two small bags of suspected synthetic marijuana, a small bag of suspected xanax, and a small bag of suspected ecstacy were found. 

Bell was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for simple possession, disturbing the peace and for the outstanding warrant. 


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