Convicted felon found with rifle, marijuana 

Ruston Police arrested a Choudrant woman Thursday after marijuana and a rifle were found in her vehicle.  

Naomi Joyner, 45, was stopped Thursday evening driving a vehicle with an illegible license plate. When approached by an officer, Joyner appeared extremely nervous. When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, Joyner admitted to a small amount of marijuana inside.  

A search of the vehicle located a small amount of marijuana and a .22 rifle hidden under some blankets on the back seat. Joyner admitted she was not allowed to carry a firearm as a convicted felon stemming from a previous narcotics conviction. She also admitted her driver’s license was suspended.  

Joyner was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, driving under suspension, and improper license plate display.  

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