Grambling chief arrests motorist

An Arcadia man was arrested early Saturday morning by Grambling’s police chief. 

At about 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark responded to call of a stranded motorist on Interstate 20. The driver, Demario Williams, 34, stated he was out of gas. Chief Clark determined the license plate on the vehicle, a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis, was registered to a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. A records check revealed Williams his driver’s license was suspended, and the vehicle was not registered and had no insurance. 

Chief Clark smelled a strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from the vehicle and an open backpack was found containing a glass jar of suspected marijuana. Two small scales commonly used for weighing controlled substances were found on the rear floorboard. 

Williams was arrested and taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. He was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, driving under suspension, failure to register a vehicle, no vehicle insurance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bail was set at $5,000.

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