Marijuana found in housing complex

Ruston Police arrested a man with a large amount of suspected marijuana last Wednesday evening.

Lamarcus Dawson, 25, of Ruston, was arrested after a Ruston reserve officer working security at the apartments in the 800 block of East Line Avenue spotted a large bag of suspected marijuana.

The officer was working security in the complex when a loud music complaint was received. When the officer arrived at the residence, he was given permission to enter the apartment. Once he entered, he saw the large bag of suspected marijuana.

An on-duty officer responded and questioned Dawson, who admitted the marijuana belonged to him and no one else. 

Dawson, who did not live at the address, was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Bail was set at $15,000.

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