Man arrested on traffic stop

A Ruston man was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Friday after a traffic stop yielded drugs and a firearm.

At about 2 a.m. Friday morning, Lincoln Parish Deputy S. Carr stopped a vehicle for crossing the center line of the roadway multiple times. While talking to the driver, Carr smelled suspected burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed suspected marijuana, two digital scales commonly used for measuring drugs, and a AR15-style rifle.

The driver, Tevin Sims, 30, was arrested and booked for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving left of center.

Bail was set at $95,000.

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