Traffic stop leads to drugs, wanted person

A traffic stop Friday led to the arrest of a Ruston woman on drug charges.

A Lincoln Parish deputy sheriff stopped a pickup truck about 9 p.m. Friday for failure to use a turn signal. The deputy noticed a passenger in the car was behaving in a manner that indicated she was under the influence of narcotics.

During the course of the investigation, the deputy searched the vehicle and found a metal container containing a glass smoking pipe and suspected marijuana residue. A prescription bottle containing tramadol bearing the woman’s name was found in her purse. However, the bottle was labeled for another substance.

A records check showed Amy C. Creech, 36, was wanted on four warrants for failure to appear in 3rd District Court.

Creech was booked for possession of tramadol, possession of drug paraphernalia, and warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of resisting an officer and possession of controlled substances.

Bail was set at $43,500.

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