K-9 sniffs out drugs on stop

A Simsboro man was arrested Friday afternoon after drugs were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Lincoln Parish Deputy S. Carr stopped a vehicle on La. Highway 820 near Squire Creek at about 3:00 p.m. Friday for a brake light violation. The driver, James D. Wade, 54, was found to be driving under suspension and the license plate displayed on the vehicle belonged to another vehicle.

Due to Wade’s visible nervousness, a K-9 sniff was conducted around the vehicle. Based on the K-9’s reaction, a search was conducted. Suspected methamphetamine, five syringes, and a glass smoking pipe were found in a small bag on the passenger floorboard.

Wade was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, switched license plate, driving under suspension, and improper tail lights.

Bail was set at $10,000.

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