Men booked on drug, weapon charges

Two Arcadia men were arrested Tuesday for drug and weapon charges after they were stopped for traffic violations.

After observing several traffic violations, a deputy sheriff assigned to the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team stopped a white Nissan Altima on U.S. Highway 80 near Igoe Inn Road. The deputy smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car.

A records check revealed Jermaine L. Moore, 24, and Devin D. Abbott, 26, were both wanted by the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Department on warrants for distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Substance.

During a search of the car, a large bag of suspected marijuana and a Taurus 9mm pistol were found under the passenger seat. Both Abbott and Moore reportedly claimed the suspected marijuana but denied knowledge of the pistol.

Abbott, the driver of the vehicle, was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the Bienville Parish warrants, and traffic charges. Bail was set at $125,000.

Moore was booked for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, illegal carrying of a weapon, and the Bienville Parish warrants.  Bail was set at $70,000.

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