Citizen call leads to drug arrest

Ruston Police arrested a man for his third marijuana offense in less than a year after a citizen’s complaint of a suspicious vehicle at Cinnamon Place Apartments Sunday.

Officers responded to the report on Apple Drive about 3:30 a.m. and found the vehicle described by the caller. The driver attempted to hide by turning off his vehicle lights. The driver was located and during a patdown for weapons, an officer felt a large lump and asked Robert Grisby, 31, what it was. Grisby said it was marijuana.

Additional searching of Grisby located a bottle full of small bags of suspected marijuana. A weight scale was found in Grisby’s car.

Grisby said he was on probation for drug possession. A records check showed previous possession charges in April and August.

Grisby was booked for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute-third offense. Bail was set at $30,000.

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