Woman arrested on drug charges

A Minden woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after the car she was traveling in  was stopped for speeding. 

A Ruston police officer was monitoring traffic on the Farmerville Highway about 4:00 p.m. Saturday and clocked a vehicle on LIDAR at 51 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. As the officer stopped the car, the front seat passenger’s head disappeared from view and it appeared the passenger was placing something in the console between the front seats. 

The driver and the passenger, Brianna Bissell, 23, seemed very nervous. A search of the vehicle revealed plastic baggies of marijuana, digital scales, a marijuana grinder, cash, and a jar of marijuana balm. 

Bissell claimed ownership of all the items found in the vehicle. She was arrested for possession of a Schedule One controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule One controlled substance.

Bail was set at $15,000.

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