Vehicle, drugs seized by LPSO

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered drugs and an alleged stolen vehicle during an investigation Wednesday evening. 

On Tuesday a victim reported his vehicle had been stolen. On Wednesday, the owner reported he had located his vehicle on a factory-installed GPS tracking device. 

Deputy J. McHenry located the vehicle in front of a McDonald Avenue residence in Ruston. McHenry spoke with two individuals at the residence, including Deontrell M. Hunter, 27. 

Hunter said he was allowed to use the vehicle by someone other than the registered owner. The registered owner was contacted by phone and admitted Hunter was given permission to use the vehicle temporarily in exchange for some drugs.

While speaking with Hunter, the deputy saw loose marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A subsequent search revealed two digital scales with suspected drug residue located by police and approximately 3.5 grams of suspected crack cocaine. Hunter claimed ownership of the cocaine and scales.

Hunter was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

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