Ecstasy found on traffic stop

Ruston Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman Monday night after a traffic stop of a vehicle traveling the wrong way on one-way Park Avenue.

When the officers approached the driver, Haven M. Franklin, 21, an odor suspected to be marijuana and fresh smoke were detected coming out of the driver’s window.

A search of the vehicle located a small amount of suspected marijuana and 82 suspected Ecstasy tablets in a backpack in the backseat. Another bag of broken pieces of suspected Ecstasy tablets with a powder powdery residue was found in the rear pouch of the front passenger seat.

Franklin was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (Ecstasy), possession of marijuana, and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

Bail was set at $5,000.

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