Arrested woman takes marijuana to jail

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman on a traffic stop early Saturday morning it was discovered she was wanted on an arrest warrant.

A sheriff’s patrol supervisor stopped the vehicle for improper display of a license plate about 1:30 a.m. on Tarbutton Road. A records check of the driver, Keaira M. Gayfield, 20, of Ruston, showed she was a wanted by the Ruston Police Department on a charge of simple battery. She was arrested and taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

While she was being booked, Gayfield admitted to deputies she had marijuana hidden in her shorts. A baggie containing suspected marijuana was retrieved and she was booked on the battery warrant and for possession of marijuana.

Bail was set at $1,000.

About an hour later, the same patrol supervisor stopped a vehicle on Interstate 20 near milepost 83 for improper lane usage. While talking to the driver, the deputy detected an order of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver and the backseat passenger, Jatavious T. Graham, 24, of Arcadia, were asked to step out of the vehicle.

When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, Graham said there was a bag of marijuana on the back seat where he was sitting. The marijuana was recovered, and Graham was arrested.

Graham was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

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