Traffic violations, warrant lead to contraband

Ruston Police arrested a man early Saturday morning after he was stopped for an equipment violation.

Adrian Foy, 28, of Ruston was stopped for improper tail lamps about 2:00 a.m. Saturday. A records check showed Foy was wanted for failing to appear in Ruston City Court on a driving under suspension charge. His driver’s license was still under suspension at the time of the stop.

At the time Foy was arrested, officers could smell raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search discovered a small amount of marijuana in the center console. A backpack contained a set of digital scales, plastic bags commonly used in packaging drugs for sale, and a 3.25-quart plastic container of marijuana.

When asked how long he had been selling marijuana, Foy said he did for a while, then got caught, lost his job, and recently began selling again.

Foy was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper tail lamps, driving under suspension, and the warrant for driving under suspension.

Bail was set at $22,000.

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