Drugs found on traffic stop

Ruston Police arrested a Bernice man early Sunday morning after a traffic stop for an equipment violation led to the detection of drugs in the car.

Jeremiah N. Knighton, 23, was stopped shortly after midnight Sunday morning. While talking with Knighton, the officer detected an odor believed to be raw marijuana. A search of the vehicle was conducted.

Officers recovered a bottle of promethazine syrup, and over 72 grams of marijuana, $230 in cash and an unidentified pill.

Knighton was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of promethazine with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Bail was set at $35,000.

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