Ecstasy recovered on traffic stop

Another stop by local law enforcement has led to an arrest for possession of ecstasy, an illegal synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogen.

Lincoln Parish Deputy D. Fleming saw a Nissan Versa run a stop sign on Beacon light Road about 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. When the vehicle was stopped, the driver was found to be Freddy Hampton, 25, of Arcadia. 

An open-air sniff by a trained K-9 indicated narcotics in the vehicle. During a search, a bag in the back floorboard was found to contain approximately 25 tablets of suspected ecstasy, a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

Hampton was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of ecstasy and running a stop sign.

The arrest is one of several in Lincoln Parish in the past month for possession of the drug, often in the company of other narcotics.

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