Drugs, gun found after vehicle pursuit

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Monroe man Friday evening after he fled an attempted traffic stop.

Deterrius Williams, 37, was charged with numerous drug and gun offenses after initially eluding officers but then returning to the scene where he was first observed.

Officers of the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team attempted to stop a Toyota Highlander allegedly displaying a switched license plate. The vehicle fled pursuing officers while committing numerous traffic violations.

Due to weather conditions, the pursuit was terminated and agents went to the residence the Highlander was seen leaving. While at the location, the suspect vehicle returned and Williams was arrested.

A juvenile girl in the car told agents Williams intentionally fled from the pursuing vehicles. She said Williams had drugs in the vehicle.

In a search of the vehicle, several bags of suspect methamphetamine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, and a Lorcin .380 pistol were located. 

Williams was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for aggravated flight from an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during a drug felony, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of synthetic marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance in the presence of a person under 17. Williams’s bail amount was not available at the time of publication.

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