LPSO arrests Farmerville man

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Farmerville man early Thursday morning after he was stopped for a traffic violation.

Billy Jack Johnson, Jr., 61, was stopped by Deputy D. Fleming for an obscured license plate just after midnight Thursday morning. 

During the stop, a records check revealed Johnson’s driver’s license was suspended and he was wanted on a failure to appear warrant by the city of Ruston on an earlier suspended license charge.

Johnson was arrested and a subsequent search of his car revealed a small bag of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Charges lodged at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center include obscured license plate, driving under suspension, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the Ruston warrant.

Bail was set at $9,500.

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