LPSO finds drugs, guns on stop

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

Deputy S. Carr stopped a vehicle on La. Highway 33 for a traffic violation just after midnight Saturday morning. 

During the stop, Carr smelled suspected marijuana coming from inside the car. The driver, who identified himself as Kevin Bruster, and a juvenile were asked to exit the car.

During a search, deputies recovered two bags of marijuana, an open bottle of promethazine, two firearms, and digital scales commonly used to weight drugs for sale 

After an advisement of Miranda rights, the driver claimed the items were his.

After the suspect was transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, it was learned he had given Deputy Carr a false name. A fingerprint check identified the arrested man as Tyrone Singleton, 39, of Spearsville, a convicted felon.

Singleton was booked for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance in the presence of a person under 17, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, illegal carrying of a weapon while possessing a controlled substance, resisting an officer by providing false information, and improper lane usage.

Bail was set at $34,500.

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