A Dubach man with a history of drug violations was arrested Monday afternoon on a new drug charge after he was stopped for traffic violations.
Carlos M. Graham, 34, was stopped for several traffic violations on U.S. 167 north of Ruston. A Lincoln Parish deputy sheriff saw Graham’s vehicle failing to maintain its travel lane and noticed the car had a cracked windshield and excessive window tint.
When Graham was approached, the deputy smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The window tint was measured at 5% light transmission, well below the required minimum set by Louisiana law.
Graham told the deputy he did not have a driver’s license. While the two talked, the deputy saw a “joint roller” in plain view on the center console.
A subsequent search recovered two joint rollers and a small amount of marijuana inside the car and a larger amount of marijuana inside Graham’s underwear.
According to the LPSO report, Graham has been arrested for distribution of narcotics multiple times.
Graham was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, excessive window tint, obstruction of the drivers view, and improper lane usage.
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