Man arrested after allegedly discarding drugs

A Ruston man was arrested by Grambling Police last Friday after discarding drugs as officers approached him.

A woman called GPD about 9:00 p.m. Friday reporting an unwanted man standing outside her apartment. A responding officer saw a man fitting the description standing at the intersection of Wilkerson Drive and Martin Luther King Ave. As the officer approached, Joshua J. Kelly, 33, dropped two items on the ground beside him.

The officer recovered the items and found them to be methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe. Kelly was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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