Traffic stop captures wanted man

A Farmerville man was arrested by Ruston Police early Monday morning after he was stopped for excessive window tint.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Officer Sgt. T. Edmiston saw a car travelling on La. Highway 33 with window tint so dark the driver inside could not be seen. After the car was stopped, the driver, Christopher A. Dixon, 36, was told of the violation and that the percentage of light transmission through the tint was not met.

During the encounter, Sgt. Edmiston saw a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana in plain view on the center console.

A records check showed Dixon was wanted by Ruston Police on two arrest warrants and two from the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office. The nature of the warrants was not immediately available.

Dixon was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the four warrants.

Bail on the local charges was set at $6,000. 

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