Men arrested for drugs, gun

A traffic stop by a Lincoln Parish deputy sheriff ended with the arrest of a 28-year-old man on drug and weapon charges.

Lemarco Lee Walker of Ruston was stopped on U.S. Highway 80 near Grambling Monday morning for speeding. When an officer approached the driver, a strong odor of raw marijuana was detected. Walker admitted he and the passengers had been
smoking marijuana.

A search of the vehicle revealed a bag under the driver’s seat. A .40 caliber pistol was found between the driver’s seat and the console. Digital scales were recovered inside the console.

A records check on a passenger, D’mario R. Jenkins, 36, of Ruston indicated he was wanted for failure to appear in Ruston City Court. When Jenkins was searched, a bag of marijuana was found in his pocket.

Walker was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a controlled substance felony, and speeding 67 in a 55 mph zone. His bail amount was not
immediately available.

Jenkins was booked for possession of marijuana and the bench warrant. Bail was set at $5,000.

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