Drug, gun found on traffic stop

A man stopped for excessively dark window tint was arrested on numerous charges early Thursday morning.

A deputy with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office stopped a pickup truck on La. Highway 33 about 1:15 a.m. Thursday morning after observing the vehicle had excessively tinted windows. A check with a portable tint meter showed only 4% light transmission, far below the 40% minimum.

The deputy also noticed the truck’s inspection sticker and vehicle registration were expired.

A drug detection dog performed an open-air sniff around the truck and alerted to the presence of narcotics inside. A search discovered a vial of Depo®-Testosterone and a .22 revolver. The vial and the package did not bear a prescription label.

The driver, Gregory Lane Bradshaw, 38, of Ruston said the testosterone was his but could not identify the physician who prescribed it or when he obtained it.

Bradshaw was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone, no vehicle registration, expired inspection sticker, and illegal window tint.

Bail was set at $40,000.

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