Disturbance call leads to drug charges

A Simsboro man was arrested Saturday after Lincoln Parish deputies responded numerous times to disturbances involving the man. 

At about 1 p.m. Saturday deputies were dispatched to a La. Highway 507 residence regarding a disturbance involving Joseph Fausett, 41, of that address. Deputies had responded to the location twice earlier in the day. 

When Deputy Allen Smith arrived, the homeowner stated Fausett had been threatening violence toward people present in the home, throwing items, and damaging property. The complainant and witnesses present stated they feared for their safety. 

Deputies contacted Fausett in a bedroom as he was packing items into a duffel bag. A glass smoking pipe with suspected narcotics residue on it was observed on the windowsill next to him. Based on investigation at the scene, Fausett was arrested. He resisted being handcuffed and a small black pellet gun was retrieved from his back pocket. Upon search during the arrest, a small digital scale with white residue was found in his pocket. In a search of the area within his reach, the duffel bag was found to contain numerous items of drug paraphernalia and controlled substances. 

Fausett was booked for simple criminal damage to property, resisting an officer, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Bail was set at $52,500.

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