Drugs found on traffic stop

A Farmerville man was arrested Thursday afternoon after drugs were found in his car on a traffic stop.

A Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s captain was traveling West on Haddox Road approaching Louisiana Highway 33 when he saw a vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway. It appeared the driver was slumped over in the driver’s seat and the vehicle was blocking the road.

When the captain approach the driver and asked why he was stopped in the roadway, Kerry D. Beaird, 57, said he was looking at his phone. When Beaird began reaching for something between his leg and the center console, he was asked to step out of the vehicle. When he did so, the captain saw a suspected methamphetamine smoking pipe. 

Beaird said he had “weed” in his pocket and some methamphetamine inside an eyeglass case. Both the marijuana and methamphetamine were retrieved and Beaird was arrested. He was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of methamphetamine possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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