Drugs, gun found on stop

Police arrested a Ruston man early last Wednesday morning after several types of drugs were found in his vehicle.

Samuel Andrews, 19, of Ruston, was stopped for improper headlights just after midnight on Tech Drive.

When Ruston officers approached the car, a strong odor of marijuana was detected, and a large bag of marijuana was seen in plain view besides the driver’s seat.

When Andrews exited the vehicle another bag of marijuana was seen on the seat where he had been sitting.

A search of the vehicle yielded a 9mm pistol, numerous large bags of marijuana, two doses of suspected oxycodone, two containers of suspected THC wax, two THC edibles, and two bottles of suspected promethazine.

Andrew said all the marijuana was his but denied the THC wax, the pills, and the handgun belonged to him. The large quantity of marijuana was contained in heat sealed bags consistent with intent to distribute.

Andrews was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of THC, illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of a controlled substance, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone), possession of a Schedule V controlled substance (promethazine), and improper headlights.

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