Traffic violations lead to arrest for drugs, warrants

Dubach Police arrested a local woman on warrants, drug charges, and traffic violations after stopping a vehicle late Friday evening.

Officer J. McCullin stopped a car without a license plate on U.S. 167. The driver, Katina Jane Byrnside, 49, of Dubach, told the officer she did not have a driver’s license, vehicle registration, or proof of insurance. A records check revealed she was wanted on three arrest warrants for failure to appear and Ruston City Court on traffic charges.

Byrnside was placed under arrest and in a search of the vehicle, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in Byrnside’s handbag. She was booked at the Lincoln Parish detention center on the three warrants, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no vehicle registration, no inspection sticker, and no driver’s license.

Bail was set at $18,500.

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