Illegal window tint leads to drug arrest

A Monroe man was arrested Tuesday after a Lincoln Parish deputy stopped a truck with excessive window tint. 

About 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Deputy J. McHenry of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department saw a Ford F-150 truck with apparent excessive window tint southbound on La. Highway 563 near Simsboro.

After stopping the truck, Deputy McHenry identified Raymond L. Rushing, 47, of Monroe, as one of the passengers. A records check revealed Rushing was wanted by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department on a bench warrant.

Rushing was arrested and a search exposed a bag of suspected methamphetamine and a small wooden box containing a small amount of marijuana and a smoking pipe under Rushing’s seat.

Rushing allegedly told the deputy the drugs were his and he hid them under the seat. He was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (marijuana), possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and the Ouachita Parish warrant.

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