Traffic violation leads to criminal charges  

Ruston Police arrested a 57-year-old man on an outstanding warrant and drug charges after he was stopped for running a stop sign Monday night.  

Ambrose Jackson of Ruston was stopped after allegedly running a stop sign at the intersection of Vaughn Avenue and Arlington Street about 9 p.m. Monday night. A records check showed Jackson was wanted on an RPD warrant for failure to appear in court on a speeding charge.   

The officer saw a suspected marijuana grinder on the passenger floorboard of the vehicle. In response to questioning, Jackson said he had marijuana and a firearm in the vehicle.  

Two baggies of suspected marijuana and a Taurus 9mm pistol were found in the car.  

Jackson was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance, and the failure to appear warrant. Bail was set at $32,000.  

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