Lincoln Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on drug charges while investigating a vehicle in a mobile home park on U.S. Highway 80 Friday night.
Deputy D. Johnston was searching for a vehicle involved in a domestic violence incident when he saw a parked car occupied by a man. The deputy stopped to ask the man if he had seen the vehicle involved in the domestic incident. At that point, Johnston smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car and saw a female lying down on the seat as if she was hiding.
When the man and woman were asked to step out of the car, the deputy saw Zantorria K. Brantley, 24, of Grambling, arch her back and make a movement as if she was placing something in her pants. Loose marijuana was then seen on her pants.
Brantley and Chadwick K. Jones, 39, of Ruston, were secured in handcuffs but Brantley’s were later removed so she could put on a coat due to the cold weather. She then discarded a bag of suspected marijuana.
A search of the vehicle located suspected methamphetamine, over 100 units of Ecstasy, digital scales commonly used to weight drugs, and a box of plastic baggies.
A records check revealed two warrants for Brantley through Ruston City Court.
Both Brantley and Jones were booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of Ecstasy with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Brantley was additionally booked for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and warrants for expired inspection sticker and speeding.
Bail for Jones was set at $80,000; Brantley’s bail was set at $98,000.
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