Deputy finds drugs on traffic stop

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Ruston man last Thursday for drug possession after he was stopped for an obscured license plate.

Jeffrey Williamson, 54, was traveling on U.S. 167 when a deputy noticed the license plate was folded in a manner that made it unreadable.

During an investigation after the vehicle was stopped, a search was conducted, and a small film canister was located in a void under the steering column. The canister contained suspected Trazodone and methamphetamine. Williamson reportedly told the deputy he obtained the Trazodone from a friend at work.

Williamson was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and improper display of a license plate.

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