Blocked road leads to drug arrest

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department arrested a Farmerville man Tuesday night after drugs were found in his vehicle.

Sergeant Dylan Henry was on patrol about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when he came upon two vehicles stopped on Rough Edge Road impeding the flow of traffic.  As the deputy approached, the vehicles moved. Sgt. Henry stopped one of the vehicles, a Jeep SUV.

As Henry approached the Jeep, he immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. In a search of the vehicle, Sergeant Henry saw small amounts of marijuana scattered throughout the vehicle. The driver, James L Douglas, Jr., 23, of Farmerville, sat down on the ground because he said he had bad knees. When Douglas stood up, Sergeant Henry saw a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana on the ground where he had been sitting. 

Douglas was arrested and handcuffed. During of a search of his body a small glass jar stuffed between Douglas’s stomach and waist was found. The bottle contained several dozen Ecstasy tablets. Also found was a large plastic shopping bag filled with dozens of small clear plastic baggies typically used for the packaging of and distribution of narcotics.

Douglas was taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where he was booked for possession with intent to distribute a control a scheduled one controlled substance (Ecstasy), possession of marijuana, driving under suspension, and obstructing public passages.

Bail was set at $20,000.

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