A Ruston police officer spotted a man he knew was wanted on warrants Thursday.
Officer D. Smith was patrolling on Eastland Avenue when he spotted Brandon Walker, 37, of Grambling standing a driveway. Smith knew Walker was wanted on warrants held by the Grambling Police Department.
Walker was arrested on the warrants and placed in a patrol car. On the floorboard of the vehicle Walker was standing beside. Smith found a clear plastic bag of what appeared to be crack cocaine. Walker stated that he was in possession of the car, and it belonged to his sister. In further searching the car, Smith found a small digital case scale commonly used to weigh drugs.
Walker was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and the Grambling warrants.
Later the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole placed a probation violation hold on Walker.
The Grambling arrest warrant for Walker alleged charges of home invasion and simple criminal damage to property. No additional information on the incident prompting those charges was immediately available. Bail on those charges were set on the warrants at $55,000.
Bail had not been set on the cocaine and paraphernalia charges at press time.
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