Traffic stop yields marijuana, gun

Ruston Police arrested a man Wednesday after marijuana and a pistol were found on a traffic stop.

An officer stopped Ty’ren A. Fobbs, 25, after he allegedly ran off the roadway and traveled about 60 feet before returning to the lane of travel. When an officer approached the vehicle, the odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle.

Fobbs admitted there was marijuana in the center console. A search of the vehicle was conducted and a large jar containing four bags of suspected marijuana were found in a backpack along with a 9mm pistol. 

Fobbs said the backpack was his and that his female passenger had no knowledge of the items. Fobbs was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession within a drug-free zone, and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance.

Bail was set at $167,500.

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