Speeding driver arrested on numerous charges

A Simsboro man was arrested last week after he was stopped for speeding.

A deputy with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office clocked a vehicle operated by Demetri C. Gray, 37, at 67 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. 

The deputy caught up with the vehicle on Heard Road and contacted the driver and sole occupant. The odor of marijuana was smelled coming from inside the vehicle and 9mm ammunition was seen in the center console. A records check indicated Gray’s driver’s license was suspended. 

When told the vehicle would be searched, Gray said there was a “good size” bag of marijuana inside. The search yielded a large plastic bag containing marijuana and a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol 

A criminal history check showed Gray was a convicted felon with his most recent conviction occurring in September for distribution of methamphetamine.

Gray was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal carrying of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance, speeding, and driving under suspension.

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