Investigation leads to drugs, gun

Ruston Police arrested a man on drug and weapons charges Thursday during the investigation of an aggravated assault. 

Daniel Spivey, 20, of Ruston was stopped on North Chatham Road because he matched the description of an aggravated assault suspect from an earlier call. 

Spivey admitted to having a firearm earlier but initially claimed he threw it out the window of his moving car. He later admitted the firearm was inside his residence and agreed to take officers to it. 

Ruston Police and Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office accompanied Spivey into the residence where he retrieved a shoebox and removed a large plastic bag. The bag contained several large bags of marijuana along with smaller bags of marijuana consistent with packaging for illegal sale. A digital scale and empty bags for packaging narcotics are also found along with suspected THC wax and a Glock .40 caliber pistol.

Spivey claimed ownership of all the items but denied ever purchasing any of them, stating he found the items because he is “lucky.”

Spivey was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance.

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