Red light violation leads to warrant, drug arrest


Ruston Police arrested a man on drug charges and arrest warrants after an officer observed the driver commit a traffic violation.

Samuel Frost, Jr., 28, of Ruston was stopped Thursday for making an illegal turn on a red signal. During the stop, Frost said his license was suspended and warrants possibly existed for his arrest

A registration check showed the license plate on his white sedan belonged to a Ford pickup. Two warrants were found charging Frost with failure to appear in Ruston City Court for a previous switched license plate and driving under suspension.

In a search of the vehicle, suspected methamphetamine was found in a chip bag.

Frost was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on the two warrants, possession of methamphetamine, driving under suspension, and improperly switched license plate.

Bail was set at $11,500.

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