Male arrested, charged with intent to distribute

Noting illegal tint on a car ended with charges of possession with intent to distribute for a Ruston man. 

A Ruston Police officer observed a white Honda Accord driving on South Farmerville Street with possible illegal tint on the front window earlier this week. The officer initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Daniel Jackson, 27. 

While confirming that the window tint was too dark, the officer smelled marijuana in the vehicle. Jackson, under the officer’s orders, stepped out of the vehicle and advised the officer there was a gun under the driver’s side seat and that there was about once ounce of marijuana in a plastic bag in the passenger seat.  

The officer found these items as well as a small digital scale, small sandwich bags, a small plastic bag with random colored pills resembling ecstasy, two plastic bags containing a green leafy substance resembling marijuana, and $60 cash. The officer also collected $1,966 between the center console and driver’s seat. 

Jackson was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked on the above charges as well as bench warrants and illegal use of a firearm. Bond was set at $47,500. 

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