Arrest rises from traffic stop

Ruston Police arrested a Farmerville man Saturday after marijuana was smelled coming from his vehicle on a traffic stop.

Rakeyman J. Fields, 24, was stopped for operating a vehicle without a license plate. When the officer approached the car, the smell of raw marijuana was detected. Fields was unable to provide registration for the vehicle.

Based on the odor, Fields was asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle. He stated yes and said he had marijuana. A search of the vehicle located just over 20 grams of suspected marijuana in a sunglass holder compartment. Scales and multiple baggies used in the packaging of drugs were located throughout the vehicle.

A records check indicated a warrant for Fields for failure to appear in Third Judicial District Court in Union Parish for a speeding charge.

Field was arrested for possession of marijuana and the bench warrant and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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